“Necessities”

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This is the second in a collaborative three-part series called “River Windows” with Jasmine Wilhelm. You can read part one of the triptych, called “Tools,” here.


Necessities

He takes me to the desert
where the sky is bright and clean
and while he holds me he whispers
of alpine
snow and winter green.

Once more we merge in the summer
though his spring is truly my fall.
I wish to weave through woods with him
and let my flickering fears stall.

You ask me of my next adventure
spewing dreams of Mongolia, Jeeps, and skies.
I tell you I just miss my sister
my family, the warmth of simple sighs.

I crave his eyes boldly sparkling
the flash when they magnetize mine.
He tells me his soul inhales mountains
and he yearns to exhale canyon time.

What do you think of alone
if you’re not trying to discover yourself?
I fixate on releasing the fantasy
the reality of someone else.

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One thought on ““Necessities”

  1. Crushingly beautiful, Maddie! I am always so moved by your writings. You have a gift for making words dance! Thank you so very much for sharing:)

    On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 1:54 PM, madeline louise friend wrote:

    > Madeline Louise Friend posted: ” This is the second in a collaborative > three-part series called “River Windows” with Jasmine Wilhelm. You can read > part one of the triptych, called “Tools,” here. Necessities He takes me to > the desert where the sky is bright and clean and while he ho” >

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