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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3


Terra Martin

if only
to be a kite
with the crested clouds
of a cerulean sky


waking up
to your pillow
the hollow left behind
still warm
to the touch


what is the texture
of sorrow
of streaky raindrops
on a dusty window


to turn
from the grave
once more
to walk
through violets


if I were to measure
years by sunsets
how rich
in pirated treasure
I would be


Terra Martin Terra Martin is a therapist and lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her work has appeared in Amaze, Sketchbook, The Green Leaf, HDP broadsheet and Modern English Tanka. Her hobbies include pottery, stained glass and ice hockey.