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QUIVERED

(the arrow)

 

To be held within the arms, lingering,

As goddesses wrestled with the bowstring,

Cascading a brocade of hopeful darts,

Perilously closed to shielded hearts.

 

Sinew string attached to the arrow

Of grainy, wooden, hardness, sanded narrow.

To pull this heart string, and make it quiver,

A reflective arrow to deliver.

 

Rolling from side to side, and back once more,

Escaping the mark, opening the door.

The archer, slowly, took a faultless aim:

A move, a sound, a thoughtful arrow came.

 

                                                                                   ~~~ by Michael Chaussee

 

 

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