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you spin 
the elements of your life 
in a vacuum 

like a snake 
in perpetual hibernation 

no light 
no truth 
no reason 

no soft air 
to touch you 


where living weeps 
to unwind itself 

to begin feeling 


the one thing 
needed to unravel 
its lonely existence- 

a touch 
of selflessness 

how do you do it 
I wonder - 


not knowing 
how to give 

or receive 

the easiest moments 
of every day

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  1. Date: 3/28/2011 6:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Maggie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 6:34:00 PM
    Congratulatioon your poem Elemental being featured this week, maggie

  1. Date: 12/21/2008 10:53:00 AM
    Maggie, Congratulations on YOUR Featured POEM " Elemental " I like the Format with the short, concise lines Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring YOU and YOURS Health and Prosperity...HG

  1. Date: 12/19/2008 11:04:00 AM
    Quite haunting....superb. Congrats!!

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 3:54:00 PM
    Maggie - Congrats on having your poetry featured this week – Merry Christmas & God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 8:31:00 PM
    Dear Maggie, Congratulations of your well deserved feature of the week. Lainie

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 5:26:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured write of the week! Warmest wishes for a beautiful holiday season. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 6:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Maggie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/14/2008 4:21:00 PM
    Much to think about here. The short lines work well to convey your thoughts. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you continued success with your writing. Karen