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Vanquishing Fear

Vanquishing Fear
Odin Roark

Her unwritten diary
Read of descriptions
glittering private
Her hourglass of
Where forever truly
destined forever

Her beauty made
artists shy
Their palettes’
ablaze with
unfettered colors 
Her trail of
fragrance brought
flowers about face
Her presence in
crowds like a warm
tropical breeze

Suitors rifled their
pockets of tricks
Bent on conquest of
the untamable
For beneath her
silk-like curls
Dwelled the
The enigmatic
Protecting the lost
Never to be found
Lips not yet ready
to part

So grew the nymphet
of patience
Often confining
herself to shoreline
Where shamans
fathoms deep
Shared sonnets of
From sea shells to
auricle passage 
Personal imaginings
to echoing without

And then…

A man did appear
Heretofore merely
another serial lover
Leaving traceable
Evidence for
He did exist 

Her first glance
fostered nightmares
Burning fear of
losing that
Which she knew not
So virginal her

Yet rarities do

Pen and paper gave
To offspring of word
and symbol
The poetry of two
reflected many
Where shamans and
sea shells
Imprints and
Poetry’s family tree
of shared resonances
Became transcendence

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