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Our minds skim the surface
reluctant to cut into sensitive flesh.

Its complacency we service,
but a cold mountain air interrupts breath.

With crystalline sting it hurts us,
borderline bearable to make us fresh.

And being such it furthers
that intricate flower fluttering from our breast.

© Richard Sanders


In todays featured poem, Richard draws us into a private world hiding behind the veneer of the everyday and the normal. This piece has a brevity and economy of language which belies it’s complexity, utilising metaphor and imagery to bring us further into it. An accomplished piece of verse, which deals with love, sanity and the things that lie in the most private corners of our world.

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