Literally Literary
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Literally Literary

Needle in the Air

To Denise Levertov (1923–1997)

Woman sewing
Image by adriankirby from Pixabay

So becoming, potential realized.
The musician’s scaled memory
frees the hands, brain, breathing
to invest each challenge.

And craftsmen, yes,
fingers and faces doused with dust,
bend to breaking, intent on perfection.
Directives drive.

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