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For a second

For a second
I am mist
For a second
I am water
For an instant
I am orange flames
If only the moon holds me
If only the moon hugs me

Forever
I keep in my heart
a flame of wisdom
and a drop of courage
as I sleep under
the blazing stars
while the owls look
after me as I sleep

For a second
I am silver
For a second
I am fur
For a moment
I am feather
If only the moon holds me
If only the moon hugs me


Kamala Rose, age 10
Poetry Inside Out
Inverness, California
Teacher: Brian Kirven

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