Post 211: limbs, dark place,small human, beauty, South Carolina, painting, poem

by Carol Bass

GINA

SMALL HUMAN IN A DARK PLACE
(for Gina)

she is growing up in air
thick in roiling nightmares
ready to pounce and suffocate

but the many limbs around her house
provide places of peace to swing and wander
as she grows stronger

the limbs, like many arms of love
hold her
and gather other arms for loving
until a forest of hope surrounds her
and she rises to feed the others

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