poeming after my son's first day of fourth grade


Today, freedom felt like love.
Green and growing,
strong and steady,
powerful and gentle.
Today, freedom felt like love.
Small and distant,
tall and shaky,
grieving and wise.
Today, freedom felt like love.
Capable and inconvenient,
messy and glorious,
seductive and sly.
Today, freedom felt like love.
Open sourced, twisted, shaken,
broken up, patched, made whole,
infinite, vast, immeasurable,
shadowed, ephemeral, finite.
Today, freedom (felt like) love


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With so much gratitude to Liz Lamoreux for the prompt.