Beyond the Gate

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My heart is heavy,

like the gate

I pull open

to escape

into nature–

my secret garden

I’ve never explored before

today…

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the seasons of my heart

seem to pass gradually…

the past—vines, lines

tracing my history…

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the future—frosted, magical, snow-kissed

berries, whimsical fantasies…

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the now—fresh greens and seeds

blossoming, into what?

the shapes and colors not yet

revealed but definitely

near…

my heart

lightens, its burdens

blow into the sun

from the soft breezes,

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my youth emerges…

takes the hand of my

urgency,

and my gait

slows, sways,

a spring in my step

replaces the treading,

leaden dreading,

my feet free themselves

from the cages

of their tightly-laced

sneakers…

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I am in pigtails again,

dipping feet

into the creek,

so clear…

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the water washes

the dirt,

and I emerge

with a heart

so light

and pure.

Poem and all images
©LauraDenise

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