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Jessica Pahre
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I used to watch the smoke from my mother's cigarette
In the lamp light.
Rounded child's eyes thick with wonder at so simple a thing.
Silver threads twining through amber
Up, coiling serpentine runes in the air
Ghostlike but solid.
Like the afterglow of a kiss on my cheek
When she tucked me into bed.
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This, I think, is solid proof that really good poetry doesn't have to necessarily encompass monumental, earth-moving themes. We can also learn a lot about self and humanity from childlike beauty and wonder, and reflections of simplicity. And, gee, it "sounds" really delightful, too!
Delores Hall
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To see thru the eyes of a child is a wonderful thing.
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Wow this was excellent, You captured so much from just the second hand smoke of a cigarette. A true talent beyond words I can describe.
 
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