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Peace

Remember that poem I wrote a few days ago

when I said I aspired to harmony? That I want

to understand how evil and justice co-

exist? I lied. I don’t want to understand. I can’t.

Instead, I want to see the extreme

green of Pacific water, I want to feel

the wave sweep over me, pull me

under, spit me out again. I want to feel

the panic of the nearly drowned,

the first breath of one who went under

and came up again, one who was down

and when she came to in the sun

all at once, could suddenly perceive

in the tidal wave of chaos, a tiny grain of peace.

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