Human Arches






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raquelphillips
raquelphillips Woman of many words.
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This poem was inspired by a photograph a friend shared with me. It was then written during one of our poetry writing sessions at our local coffee shop hotspot after work one day. The photo was black and white and pictured a young woman posing in her ballerina costume next to an old stone building.

Human Arches

Broken shadows cut,

Broken shadows cut, against the corridors

Broken shadows cut, against the corridors A hand extends up

Broken shadows cut, against the corridors A hand extends up poetic, delicate, curved

Broken shadows cut, against the corridors A hand extends up poetic, delicate, curved She is leaning against

Broken shadows cut, against the corridors A hand extends up poetic, delicate, curved She is leaning against rigidity, structure, ancient

Broken shadows cut, against the corridors A hand extends up poetic, delicate, curved She is leaning against rigidity, structure, ancient history, poised like

Broken shadows cut, against the corridors A hand extends up poetic, delicate, curved She is leaning against rigidity, structure, ancient history, poised like swans linking necks

In solidarity and confinement

In solidarity and confinement a thin layer of water is

In solidarity and confinement a thin layer of water is disrupted

In solidarity and confinement a thin layer of water is disrupted by the pitter and patter of

In solidarity and confinement a thin layer of water is disrupted by the pitter and patter of children's feet

In solidarity and confinement a thin layer of water is disrupted by the pitter and patter of children's feet Arms extended out

In solidarity and confinement a thin layer of water is disrupted by the pitter and patter of children's feet Arms extended out to catch the wind,

In solidarity and confinement a thin layer of water is disrupted by the pitter and patter of children's feet Arms extended out to catch the wind, disappearing into the steam

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