I r e n e   M i t c h e l l
H o l d i n g s   o f   V a l u e


for Carolyn
 

Take Peace,
everyone’s darling;
composure
after panic is derailed.

Take Light,
the luster of forge ahead,
the amber of wait-here-a-moment.

Take Music
as if unafraid.

Read love letters
as a precious ore.
(So long on tap have they held a breath.)

Write your letters to the world, cherishing
the outspread lexicon.

 

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