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I sense her in the phantom light of a closed eye. Behind a fallen lid cave shadows dance. I taste an interiority --- a sap mingled with a salt-lick of self. I sense her in the phantom light of a closed eye. She is not a totem, not an animal spirit She is that place where everything becomes something else; her shape has its own life. Shaving in the morning I scrape chin stubble, decide to shave thinning hair, until my head is clean and hard. She circles my peripheral senses watchful. Now I know what she is, she is the child of my animal nature, not pure, not ethereal, but the honed edge of my animus though strangely female as all soul entities are. She keeps me iron-edged in the keen, and razor sharp daylight.

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Date: 7/7/2022 5:09:00 PM
Wow! Your poem is absolutely amazing, Eric. I admire the depth of imagery describing your thoughts and I adore the last two lines for a grand finale to a captivating introspection. Your inner nature is beautifully expressed. A fav! Warmest wishes, mi amigo.. ~Susan
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Eric Ashford
Date: 7/8/2022 8:58:00 AM
Thank you so much for this warm review Susan it's very much appreciated.