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The Story of My Life

The Story of my Life

Maryam Alatmane


I reach out to hug you, embrace you, imprison you

To grasp you in my arms


I dance in the harsh autumn wind

Helpless, as my leaves walk away


An army of solitary figures

Standing to attention

Waiting, always waiting


My arms are laden with glistening jewels

A white blanket covers the ground

My bare body is enveloped in a blizzard of whiteness


When the birds return

My beauty blossoms

As my arms are filled with flowers


The breeze whistles

Through the trees

Making them whisper

A chatter of the summer joys to come


And I watch


As the first rays of light

Tiptoe across the ground




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