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Normal Beauty

By Heather Elizabeth Warren

Seeing your faces

across the table

the sun shining in from



we are safe.

we are alive.

we are smiling.


my heart can breathe

with normal conversations


who knew petty arguments

about special diets

would be such a touching



hearing your wishes

are to seek

gentle love

moves the hearts of

mourning doves


opens the Universe

to a thousand joyful praises


Gentle love is

what we’ve always



instead we got the brash

and harsh




Life might go

back to



Where we can look at each other

in awe

of the many layers

to our beauty


free from the shadows

of threat

behind us


Photo By Meral Akbulut

Categories: Poetry

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