Melinda Foshat

Poetry, Prose, Photography


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Marble Statues

Kids in a museum
Are volcanoes just the Earth sighing?

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We succumb to our delusions
So we may touch the marble statues

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A universe on display
And I was in awe to witness
Their laughter ascending into curiosity

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Pressure is prehistoric

© Copyright – All rights reserved – Melindafoshat.wordpress.com – September 15, 2016


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The Descent

I find my balance
Atop the mountain
Where fireweed stops growing
And skullcaps run amuck

I follow the path forgotten
Edged from fallen rocks
Laced with Juniper trimming
Uncharted, untamed

At the end, unsettled soil
A most miraculous sight
I raise my foot
Unknowingly, my last step

The vulture swoops down
Looming
Half in the air
Half on the ground

Up the mountain I must travel
But first I’ll perch here for the night
And rest my soul for its impending flight

© Copyright – All rights reserved – Melindafoshat.wordpress.com – January 19, 2015