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MAD SEQUENCE:  II

Susan Smith Nash

 

 

I think of only things

when they tell me “no” –

My mind flies in circles

I must be alone,

or so I think.

 

You attract me,

You surprise me –

I must be alone,

Is that what you think?

 

Ponderosa pine cones

& needles crackling underfoot

release the scent of sap

and freedom –

 

It snows

Limbs break

So it goes

Hearts ache

 

Around the hot springs

the grass is always green

as in the middle of my dreams.