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Robert Okaji: Something Felt

These gifts we carry, so seldom seen.

The way a wren’s cry at dawn

creases the air, then folds it

into a poem of comfort

ablaze in the east.

Not joy, but something

felt. I cup warm water

in my hands

and let it trickle through.


Copyright 2021 Robert Okaji.

Robert Okaji’s books include I Have a Bird to Whistle (7 Palinodes) published by Luminous Press.

6 comments on “Robert Okaji: Something Felt

  1. Jazz Jaeschke
    August 19, 2021

    Beautifully sensual!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Barbara Huntington
    August 19, 2021

    And I hold a ceramic cup in my hands and watch the hummers dance

    Liked by 2 people

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