Kinesthesia of Memories

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She stands at her life’s junction,

Kinesthesia in her hand,

A heavy suitcase of memories:

Frequent beatings,

Days when she was famished,

Future unknown.

Reining in her temerity

(Strange luxury –

Freedom), she jettisons

The past,

Exhales her last stale breath,

Inhales a fresh one –

And holds it.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016