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Rated: E · Poetry · Emotional · #2146805
For example, this poem was like a grain of sand ...
I want to sink beneath the surface,
keep to my shell,
bob softly in a cushion
of opalescent bubbles.

Instead I'm tossed by waves
saturated with tiny grains
that insinuate and gnaw
at my tender insides.

Instinct tells me
to smooth down irritation,
slick over pain
layer by glossy layer—

but little things
are hard to grasp,
determined as they are
not to be made into pearls.
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