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Contributor: JD DeHart

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Not an island
as might be imagined
but still a place
of sedate longing

perfect geographical
expression of that feeling
in the legs before rising
when one has awakened
and is yet to be ready

Denizens floating by,
dazed, offering us fluffy
drinks with toys in them,
their own swirl of nectar.

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JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. His chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is available from RedDashboard.


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