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SUSSING OUT MY SPECIAL PLACE

crowded, cornered — i suss out my special place. tossing, turning, dendrites burning the insides of my eyes. posit the tables chairs, arrangement of girls and boys. the chatter of calypso sticks, pages — like wings exhausting. the glaring windows behind me, in front of me, reflections bursting at the seams. hardly a cool spot on the woven carpet. crisscrossed late Spring legs, disconnected eyes wandering. lazy, cramped, braille-fingers pulling at pacifier, gathering glue sticks, scattering cheerios shaking them like confetti all around. anticipation, participation, ultimate undulation of harmonious music. beautiful skin - small, smaller, smallest. smile crescendo, even tears that grip the storytime rug, not prepared to disembark the flooded ark. the lingering final moments of the chosen eight ruddy faces, the chosen few, apologetic — lost in their favorite time with kith and kin. dramatic lighting, undulating of leafy green and xanthous sun — i inhale and exhale with oxyrhynchus-oxygen. all the whirling, twirling stars replenish the universe. soul-lights in my night sky behind my pillowed-eyes, sleep is peaceful. a snowy-dove lands, satisfied by the lay of the land. 6/12/2019 oxyrhynchus hymn - invokes silence, a cosmic stillness kith and kin - family and friends Chosen eight - like those on Noah’s ark dove - left Noah’s ark for good when it found land after the flood soul-lights - the satisfied storytime kids

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Date: 6/13/2019 2:02:00 PM
Awesome poem, Kim. Awesome win! Warmest wishes, Gershon
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Date: 6/13/2019 6:28:00 AM
Excellent and a wonderful write. All the best for your win. Thanks for sharing.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 6/13/2019 6:39:00 AM
Thank you, Ravi!
Date: 6/12/2019 7:50:00 PM
Awww this is beautiful Kim. I am so happy to be sharing First Place with you in this contest. I loved your entry. Congratulations my friend! : ) xxoo
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 6/12/2019 8:18:00 PM
Thank you, Connie!
Date: 6/12/2019 1:06:00 PM
Wow Kim a wonderful write! Congrats on your win!;)
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 6/12/2019 4:12:00 PM
Thanks, Brenda! Hugs!
Date: 6/12/2019 12:23:00 PM
Sounds like enjoyable mayhem Kim, But isn't that what lifes all about mixing with others and having a good time. Tom
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 6/12/2019 4:12:00 PM
Yes it is! And isn’t that what we most remember!
Date: 6/12/2019 12:02:00 PM
Kim, this is very lovely. I may be way off, but it has the `end of the school year' feel to it, the sadness of saying goodbye to the kids you've had for the entire year but also the satisfaction of having aided them in their life's journey. Love the Noah's Ark references. ~Mark
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 6/12/2019 12:12:00 PM
Thank you! Actually our library story time is such a success that the crowds are large. Though it is crazy, there is still satisfaction in the smiles it brings! :)
Date: 6/12/2019 10:33:00 AM
You surely freed up here...burst of creativity on screen...Enjoyed it...
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 6/12/2019 11:43:00 AM
Thanks so much, Arturo!