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The Curse and Grace of Longing

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The Curse and Grace of Longing

Stare beyond her shoulder, long for more,
Capacity is reached, you pour more.

Hitchhiker smiles broadly, climbing in,
Seeking new horizons, it bore more.

Cross the bridge tomorrow, pull the blinds
Sewing up the lesion, it tore more.

Rubbing out the damn spot to conceal,
Sun succumbs to darkness, there’s four more.

Reflect on no return, feel time’s breath,
Transgressions stain your hands, but you’re more.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2013 2:46:00 PM
    Way to go with your winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 11:08:00 AM
    Luke, Congratulations, on your 'Take the Leap' win............ LOVE ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 12:28:00 PM
    Luke, excellent ghazal, more is such a useful word in this form, it leads many places, congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 8:49:00 PM
    great job with this form...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 3:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, Luke

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 10:33:00 AM
    Thought provoking! Makes one think more! Thank you!