The Lark
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The Lark

Between Anxiety and Afternoon

A poem of inspection

I see the evidence of us scattered about our cold
little portion of earth — three basketballs tucked
by the side of the house, a forgotten toy crusted with dirt,
the rusty wagon overturned to keep out the rain.
The cat stalks a hidden animal in the unruly lawn.
This morning is a curious child, turning each minute
of life over in her small hands to know what’s underneath.
Am I a…



The Lark shares fictional short stories and poetry

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Skye Nicholson

Woman, mom, teacher, writer, unicorn-lover, tree-hugger, magic-seeker, fox spirit, crier, human. Writing about life: my years of drinking and my awakening.