Maya Hanson

Life Of A Poet - Poem by Maya Hanson

Brushing fingers
with ten people at once,
broken connections
a frayed rope
between us,
day to get through

I find my heartbeat
to be unbelievable

I choke my own
rub my hands raw

Piercing eyes
draw my caught breath,
pull strings of words
out of my fingers

so when I
find a haven
I keep a pen
hidden in the furthest corners

and I sprint home
to give words
the gift of life,
tumbling down a
treacherous path,
mixing with teardrops,
framed in flames of fire

because sometimes
our best
is written
at our worst.

Topic(s) of this poem: life, writing

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 6, 2015

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