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Poem of the Day
How everything cools and calms, how it allTaken from 'The House of Clay'...
tones down; how recall and forgetting
feel much the same: how the full
moon tints itself orange for a storm
as strength builds through my own right arm
pointlessly, now its fighting days are gone,
put back like everything else, and forgotten.
I hold on to you with both arms
as the rain scatters and settles in:
how everything cools and calms;
how it all tones down.
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