From Saxifrage: Lean In

Grace Garvey-Hall is a senior at PLU majoring in Hispanic Studies and English with an emphasis in creative non-fiction. Upon graduation in December, Grace will return home to Minnesota. One of her short-term goals is summiting Mt. Rainier. Her long-term goal is becoming a writing professor. Photo courtesy of Saxifrage
Grace Garvey-Hall is a senior at PLU majoring in Hispanic Studies and English with an emphasis in creative non-fiction. Upon graduation in December, Grace will return home to Minnesota. One of her short-term goals is summiting Mt. Rainier. Her long-term goal is becoming a writing professor. Photo courtesy of Saxifrage

By Grace Garvey-Hall, Saxifrage 38 Contributor

Lean in closer,
I’ll tell you.

Passion is pen and
Paper and words
Filling
Filling
Filling the page

Hot water washing away
Mud and revealing inspiration

Sore muscles
Heavy with accomplishment

My heart swinging
From sorrow to delight

Rediscovering melodies I once loved

My body pressed into yours,
Or is it yours to mine?

Crunchy sidewalk leaves
And the crisp apple of Fall

A cup of tea on my windowsill

A smile,
Better yet a laugh
Escaping
While I look the other way

Old letters

God.

A poem

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