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Ali Grimshaw

Borrowed Flight – A Poem by Ali Grimshaw

Borrowed Flight
By Ali Grimshaw 

Sometimes words
yet unhatched
nest in my throat
lodged discomfort
while growing wings wide
with an ache to fly free
I remain a listener
incubating the conversation
to come between us.

 

About the Poet:  Ali Grimshaw blogs at https://flashlightbatteries.blog/

Procrastinator’s List – A Poem by Ali Grimshaw

Procrastinator’s List

My list is overflowing,
letters are falling off the page,
some words are jumping
knowing they will get more attention elsewhere.
Many items tired of being ignored
have started a support group.
Finish is used to making friends by now.
Each longs for special alone time with me
eagerly waiting for the big day
the black line drawn
through their middle.
The gold medal of achievement.

 

 

 

About the Poet:
Ali Grimshaw, is the author of the poetry blog Flashlight Batteries, https://flashlightbatteries.wordpress.com/, that offers hope for those struggling in the darkness and a mirror for tough times in life. Ali is a lover of questions, Zydeco dance teacher, educator, mother and a poet at heart. She is passionate about leading shared writing experiences so that others may experience the power of their own voices.

 

 

 

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