Marissa Oakley Browne

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1.
Mother

Mother

You're a mentor, a teacher, a fountain of stories and song, you're my memories and my foundation. You're the deepest love and the safest harbour. Sometimes I want to walk backwards up the birth canal and nestle in your womb, swim in your amniotic fluid, reconnect to the umbilical and be happy inside you. Sometimes I just want to hear your voice or have you say everything will be okay.
You protected me, watched me grow, nurtured me, hoped for me and told me
...

2.
Tumbling

The windowsills run away
from the windows,
the floor shifts over a wave,
a black stain beetles down the wall.
...

3.
Raindrops

Slow down
like raindrops
already fallen,
enjoy the mud
...

4.
New Pages

Every leaf
acid-free
embossed stationery -
anticipated
...

5.
New You

Did you know
you would give birth
to a new
you
...

Marissa Oakley Browne Comments

Michael Walker 16 December 2019

She mixes and masters both long, sweeping lines with quite short ones. I hope that she writes many more poems.

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Sheila Rexho 10 May 2018

Amazing! ! ! Like it very much, the style, its sense, so meaningful!

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