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I wish we could turn our kaleidoscope
a little to the left, perhaps.
Or, just a little
to the right. . .

Can we shift our vision,
see anew the patterns
that have frozen within us,
that no longer move?

Can we find the trick of holding
the slender hope
of our long history
in just the right way?

Can we find the tilt, the turn, the twist
that can open us up to
a renewed stillness,
clarified. . .nascent?

Can our broken bits
be lit up from within
and slide themselves into new places
with liquid ease?

Published in “Best of Burlington Anthology 2013
ISBN-10: 0-9890709-0-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-9890709-0-4

Darlene Witte
Darlene Witte

Professor of Education, (retired) at Johnson State College in Vermont leads the Green Mountain Writers' Poetry & Performance workshop that meets on Zoom each month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7 PM ET. Find out more at https://www.meetup.com/green-mountain-writers

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