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Pour it

through your fingers

taste its color

on your tongue

be it raw, or breaded

with salty metaphor.

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Take its temperature

on your forehead

then weigh it tenderly

careful

not to put your thumb

on the scale.

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©  2017  Betty Hayes Albright 

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In her long climb

she stumbles on memories,

sends them clattering

to the ravine.

She slips on illusions

melting and dripping

like tiny prisms

in need of a light.

But on the sixth day

her true match is struck

and she finally sees:

nothing in heaven is moot.

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(c) 1995, 2012  Betty Hayes Albright

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