We Began with Kisses, by Radiance Angelina Petro

We Began with Kisses
Radiance Angelina Petro


This poem takes place on an open-minded day.
A day full of no longer and not yet,
of sassafras trees, of the bobber going down,
the wind’s liaisons with cornfields, the imagination
spread every which way, of time maintained
in the redwood’s branches, of the afternoon’s heyday,
and the many modifications of optimism—little by little
we spin ourselves into cocoons as we change
the four-fold truths revolving around suffering
into joy’s well-founded proposals and sighs.







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