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So simple a word
For this empty
And full
At once
Where breathing is so easy a thing
That catches like a trapped animal In your chest.

So simple a word
For this hungry
Where living is so hard a thing
That draws forward like a beast
With wings.

So simple a word for
For such a thing

Published by JenniferClaywood

An American expat living in Sweden. I teach middle school science, have four amazing children, the best partner anyone could ask for, and not enough dogs. The dog we do have at the moment, a beautiful mutt of pointer, husky, and border collie, is one of the sweetest creatures to grace this planet. I am busy trying to get better at teaching and writing.

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