The Garden Path

Free Verse

Jean Campbell
Lit Up
Published in
2 min readMay 20, 2024

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Photo by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash

I woke up in a galaxy of blue
with a piece of forest in each palm:

a pencil and a ruler for the wide expanse
of sea inside my parent’s house.

I treaded waves, tucked my #2
behind one feral ear, and memorized

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Jean Campbell
Lit Up

Writer by day, reader by night, napper by afternoon.