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I feel always like I am starting over.

As a magpie I gather trinkets under my pillow,
bay leaves and bags of herbs to bring the next lover to me,
to call the next dream-face forward—a picture
painted in the tea leaves.

But truth be told the start-again
is never clean, is never gentle,
and the sweat of all that labour
is a fire on my skin, telling me
I will never resist its wind-cry.

The moon comes when I call, to help me;
midwife, she is, and she carries into being my new selves
like the babes they are, teaches them to
fill long footsteps like hers.

Truth be told, I tire of the destiny
I was given once—I am a teacup,
and I cling close to my china womb,
to my cup tipped over, upset
by careless elbows.

I imagine Mother Moon climbing her way back to me
on the backs of pine trees, sweeping across the Appalachians.
Written for a lit-mag theme of "Tabula Rasa" and for my 100 Poem Project theme of "Divination."

Since I am submitting this to a literary and arts anthology, I'd really, REALLY appreciate all the feedback you can offer.

I'm not sure the piece is evocative enough or flows well. You may recognize a few chunks of it from my sketch Anatomy of a Teacup and from NaPoWriMo Day 6.

All comments most welcome. Please comment!

EDIT: OMIGAWD A DD! Thank you so much to *riparii for suggesting and ^Beccalicious for featuring! :D
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falcorn0squirrel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lovely imagery, i love the pace you set.
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Writer
-*I am so glad this got a DD! It's amazing! It paints such lovely pictures in my mind. Congrats!
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:iconazizriandaoxrak:
AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, m'dear :)
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Welcome. :)
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
It's very very nice.
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:iconazizriandaoxrak:
AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :)
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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spider123357 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Writer
Why do I automatically think pig?
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:iconazizriandaoxrak:
AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I do not know
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