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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Lisa Meserole

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When You Love Slow

for Nellie

when you love slow,
your body moves with great blue
heron shape – neck elongated,
head poised for the wild below
where your toes sink into wet earth
with the old longings of tree stumps
and the hidden lives they fell for,
who soften their backs,
clean their wet fur,
their tails at home with you

here trust – lasts

when you love slow,
loves you back
in still waters