I am the one in love
and know it.
I am the one in love
comprehensively. Pray for
my big heart,
laughing and sinking with
the self-serving things.
Pray for my proud progression.
I am personable and personal,
as frail as fate.
I give gold wishes
and shake silver seas.
I bring
together shattered
shards of glass.
Miles of meanings.
Meanings of miles
akin. The words
are starting to sing
and I am the investor
in all with wings.

— Ann Huang, from A Shaft of Light (coming in May from Finishing Line Press)

All poems, art, and photos are public domain, creative commons, or used by permission of author or publisher. "Emblem" first appeared in VerseWrights Journal, T.S. Poetry Press. Photo by Rob Russell, via Flickr.
Artist Debbie Young

Art by Harold Sikkema


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