It’s been a long day

I have been thinking how the body
is a vulture—all avarice and need.
How longing creeps up, stalking
for days, catches with such force
it leaves you breathless.

Carol V. Davis, from “Need” in Into the Arms of Pushkin: Poems of St. Petersburg


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  1. Reblogged this on Bridgit's Fire.

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  2. This is making my hair hurt, David! Wow…

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  3. Yes so true.

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  4. Leaves us breathless and desperate to catch that elusive kitty (right side of photo)

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  5. yes.

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  6. and there is no leaving it behind. until we do at last.

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  7. And even when satisfied, often leaves one empty.
    -Alan

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