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Where It Comes From/Deep Within by Sarah Knorr

Covering your skin in poetry, tracing with my finger
the figures needed to preserve my thoughts
'til daybreak illumines pad and pencil.
All the dark hours I continue creating without waking you,
covering your back with poetry etched in light,
saving in memory and skin the warm thoughts of the shared night.
At dawn you stretch and rise and I reach for the paper
to recreate what even now you are washing unseen from your skin,
vowels racing down the drain.

BIO: Sarah Knorr works, dreams and votes for a place at the table for all. Her work has appeared in Tough Times Companion, Streetlight, WMRA, and in the [forthcoming] anthology Sisters Singing: Incantations, Blessings, Chants, Prayers, Art and Sacred Stories by Women. Email:

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