The Poetry Project

Towel of Power

chana pollack

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxFeeling powerful
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in my towel
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door locked
rosemary plant on the windowsill reaching for the stars likes it dry
not too moist
a spritz of salt water
hint of oceans
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From the outside in
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