I remember lying on the cool wet earth

gentle mother lungs breathing into me

hands clutching blades of green

the white hot summer sun

true hammer of the gods

beating down and into my impoverished soul

the outsider being turned inside out

putting out the inferno with one tiny tear

from the corner of one blue eye



Author: valo

I am a poet, writer and activist with a special interest in human rights for children and women as well as the elimination of poverty worldwide. If you read this today, feed someone locally for me will you? Drop off a non perishable food item at the food bank nearest you and consider yourself hugged. Thank you!

3 thoughts on “Firmament”

  1. The outsider being turned inside out – what a perfect line. Often I hear each breath in your poems… such delicacy is hard to find. Happy New Year to you Val… I can feel that its going to be a good one. I wouldn’t let it be any other way if I could.

    1. You know I love you Kiersty and that’s all that matters xx Also you you write like Marlena Dietrich smoked a cigarette and purred her lines, you are THAT cool a chick and don’t you forget it! šŸ™‚

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