Kites

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Kites

by Lucy Hinton, August 2011

Sometimes when souls are trying to say something

important they yearn to speak

through bodies first.

There are places where words fail, and

where emotional reaction sparks emotional reaction,

until our feet are tripping,

tangled in a ball of string,

and noone knows what it's really about

anymore. So, if I could,

I'd pull you in close,

such that you could feel the warmth

of my body, the trembling,

the beat of my heart,

and the soul of me would mend things

with the soul of you in a timeless instant,

and all the string would untangle

such that our true & beautiful colours

could blaze behind us

in the sky

like kites.

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If souls are trying to say something

important perhaps they yearn to speak

through bodies first.

There are places where words fail, and

where emotional reaction sparks emotional reaction,

until our feet are tripping,

tangled in a ball of string,

and noone knows what it's really about

anymore. So, if I could,

I'd pull you in close,

such that you could feel the warmth

of my body, the trembling,

the beat of my heart,

and the soul of me would mend things

with the soul of you in a timeless instant,

and all the string would untangle

such that our true colours

could blaze behind us

in the sky

like kites.

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If souls are trying to say something

important perhaps they yearn to speak

through bodies first.

In such moments as these words can fail, and

emotional reaction sparks emotional reaction,

until our feet are tripping,

tangled in a ball of string,

and noone knows what it's really about

anymore. So, if I could,

I'd pull you in close,

such that you could feel the warmth

of my body, the trembling,

the beat of my heart,

and the soul of me would mend things

with the soul of you in a timeless instant,

and all the string would untangle

such that our true colours

could blaze behind us

in the sky

like kites.