Heart Murmur

Madeleine Ann Lawson
ILLUMINATION
Published in
1 min readFeb 24, 2021

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I believed in the urgency with which your hands
jumped to mine and held tight, like a robin’s feet to the branch.

Sometimes your arms ache with the power you’ve stored inside them,
and sometimes they appear to be as small as mine, hunched and folded.

That day when we laid down in the grass, our knees as pyramids,
our eyes battling the sunlight — I think I knew it…

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