“And I, 1 or 2”, a poem by Amy Van Duzer

Line your eyes
Every Day
Until the black stays
Separate your lips
Speak into
The fickle night

And above align
The innocent moon
The naive stars
A celestial design
Invites you
Further inside
Further
To life
Lived
Inside

Line your lips
Every Day
Until the red stays
Open your arms
To the sullen
The worthy
The young
The old

Open your arms
To the ones
You will make
Your own


About the author

Amy Van Duzer is a lifelong writer and MFA candidate at Mt. Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles. She is most inspired by her travels as well as other poets and lyricists. She has published pieces in magazines such as “Parallax” , ”Mediterranean Poetry” and “Cephalo Press.” 

Thank you, Amy for submitting your work.

Images used:

  1. Thanks to Tengyart @tengyart for making this photo available freely on Unsplash https://unsplash.com/photos/7NcIdCpur6o
  2. Thanks to Benjamin Voros @vorosbenisop for making this photo available freely on Unsplash https://unsplash.com/photos/U-Kty6HxcQc
  3. Thanks to Sanni Sahil @sannisahil for making this photo available freely on Unsplash https://unsplash.com/photos/cSm2a_-25YU
  4. Thanks to Shifaaz shamoon @sotti for making this photo available freely on Unsplash https://unsplash.com/photos/pNrMhpntZFM

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