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Poems By Michael Keshigian
THE EARTH WITHIN

We awoke in light,
wriggling in the palm
of a muddy hand,
divided into portions
under a stone,
we were the life
that delighted the sun
as we edged toward an empty cave.
Heaven rinsed us with a sigh
and set afloat
the Earth in our veins.
Behind our eyes
loomed the ocean,
beneath out fingernails
vegetables slept,
between our toes
hovered the air of discovery,
a model universe floated
undiscovered in our brain.
The great plates trembled
and the chatter of teeth
shattered the ensuing silence,
glacial ice masses cracked
and the capillaries of vision
slid into a sea of fascination,
a body born
under sunlight, in sand,
saturated with rain,
blossomed skyward
to propagate the world.


Michael Keshigian is the author of six poetry chapbooks, including Jazz Face, recently published Big Table Publishing Company. His writing has appeared in numerous national and international journals as well as many online publications. He has been the feature poet in The Aurorean, Pegasus Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Chantarelle’s Notebook and Reader’s Choice in the Fairfield Review. He is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best Of The Net nominee.
 

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