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Poetry

Give It Away

“Give it away.”

That’s what Grandpa Knight would always say

In between Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune rounds

with toxic cookies sneaked to his palm.

Cause at 7 diabetes is a noun not a verb.

Sugar fills your heart

Never drain life from your soul.

“Talent, skill, whatever

It might be,

Share it 

so you leave a legacy.

See you my dear child, are 

An aspen tree, gently blowing in the breeze.”

To be clear 

I

was a Dyslexia reading/writing , ADD spacing, soccer ball bouncing, swing set swing jumper twirling child

Who’s legs grew faster than she knew what to do

evident by the bruises that each day appeared new.

Aspen trees are connected by deep roots, this I would later learn.

Which was his point

For me to learn.

That life can thrive

Even when all is burned 

Put down roots

Connect to the community

You’re around.

So that when wildfires rage

And all appears lost.

You. Will. Sprout.

wipe the ash from your arms.

You’ll grow stronger and taller

Than ever before.

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by Katpeeps

Katherine and her two dogs live in Narnia, which she's currently found in Atlanta, GA. She believes all true art is incarnational and life was meant to be our greatest work of art. She received her two dogs in the city of Houston and her BA in English from its university (University of Houston).


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