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  1. This is a hauntingly beautiful poem, one to ponder on for days.


  2. Wow, this poem is amazing, so moving and the blogger about is right, one to think about… thank you. Michelle


  3. You’ve expressed this in ways no op-ed piece or talking head could dream of touching. Brilliant.

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  4. Very evocative and disturbing at the same time, and touching to find some grace amid turmoil.
    Is this from experience, or feelings?
    Either way, well done Elan.


  5. This piece took me back to when I used to live in Washington, D.C. ..not uncommon to hear shooting at night…you captured that feeling of fear and the shortness of breath and life beautifully…nice job

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  6. Evocative, provocative, brilliant. I love the lines

    “Does breathing know things…

    I don’t know? …. Like…

    Being scared, being prepared.”
    If we allowed ourselves, subconsciously we would know the right actions.

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  8. This is wonderful, well done! I love how you explore the connection between breathing and so many others things – two people, the present, the future.

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  9. Exquisitely meaningful poetry. It felt like it jut flowed from your heart.
    Yes, all lives matter and we see them drift away in so many different ways.

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  10. Sure, no problem. The choice is yours 🙂 Have a good day!


  11. Besides touching the guts of us all, these words might find a wall in many Trauma Centers and ER’s . ….Proud…..


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  13. This photo is familiar; is it Irish Archives? Some of those old black and whit shots make great jumping off points. This is a great poem.


  14. I wrote a poem about bankers from an Australian Archive photo. I’ll post it on Poetikat Unbound. It’s just a fun one–with bite.


  15. It’s as if the words acquire life in your poetry.
    Using your own title, I’m tempted to add, in your art, ‘All Words Matter.’
    For, each silent space between the words feels like a breath spent in worthy reflection.


  16. WOW, and I was just outside listening to crickets and stars breathe before I came in and read this. Great poem.


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