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Poetry

Inanimate Gestures

what I thought was this
as I tasted salty wind and watched
the bracken tremble in its ledge
how mighty the ocean might be in its tempest
without a soul
or a mind
or a body of its own
then with what or rather Whose power
I might assail all doubts
all fears
all that stands against
as mighty as the sea
who for all its grandness
only inanimately gestures

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by Christy Wornom

Christy is an ER nurse, writer, graphic designer, and outdoor enthusiast who is passionate about social justice, healthcare reform, and a well-brewed cup of coffee.


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