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Poet, Social Work Student, Queer Feminist

I find myself

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Brought down to the earth, I return to my birth
come to nothing, foundered and yet
before my chastening, I would flicker as a Narcissus
from nectar to nectar, seeking
again and again my God’s ambrosia
unhinged

Brought down to the earth, I find my roots
nested deep in the mycelium…


A poem about the soul’s power.

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At first, it seemed the fire only burned for itself

the wax dripped to the table and formed little ponds

on which the shadows of that flame would dance

the singular spark of something inexplicable

not important really but for the singular reason

that it couldn’t find another use for…


A poem in your footsteps

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your mother found me
pacing endlessly
on an empty stretch

of beach
the rising tide
turned the sand

to mercury
well, not scientifically
anyway, I waited

for her
for you

soaked to the bone
in my bathing suit
freezing and sad

before she arrived I was
just one of the manifold…


Pandemonium poem

“I was birthed restless and elsewhere” — Patricia Smith,Katrina.”

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They swept us away, those wakeless waves

our bones caverned, bodies brittle, curved stiff

where did we start when the storm began?

‘cause yeah, we existed before he merged us into

his vortex, his entropy, his ultimate truth


A landing poem

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I keep closing and opening the window
of the airplane, in 24A, my lover in 24B
the wind rushes in, a category 5 hurricane
which I, for once, control

We descend on Jerusalem, bound to our seats
like magnets, we’ll never fully enter this land
promised to our fathers and not our…

Rebecca Herz

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