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Back Study by Mara Light

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Writing Diamonds

graciouswords:

Occasionally,
my pencil unearths a diamond;
rough, uncut
with natural beauty.

For the majority
my pencil unearths coal
and I appreciate every dark,
dusty, unfinished, imperfect,
unrefined stanza.

For this is the fuel
that keeps the literary fire burning;
that somewhere I turn
to warm my hands,
as I wait, patiently,
for cognitive plates to shift
and the carbon of my pencil
to bond with my creative conscience.