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She dammed her feelings

for him

with a bone cork

and Earth became

a rocking jug

with aching sides

and tears

that leaked through cracks


and there was naught

but a dry, brown light

across the sky.


And when the gods looked down

they cursed the plug

and ground it to dust

with their fists.


Earth shuddered

and roared

in a great awakening

of heat and light


until at last

there rose

in her breast

the endless rainbow fount

of love undamned.


(c)  1995, 2019  Betty Hayes Albright


(Revision of an oldie, first posted in 2011.)




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