Touch: The Journal of Healing


Chambered Nautilus

    by Alarie Tennille

We can’t see it in ourselves—

the growth spiraling

outward.  But we travel

that way through time, turning

our backs on the past until

we come full circle—

able to face what we once were

without touching it.

© 2007 Alarie Tennille

* Previously published in The Mid-America Poetry Review

Alarie Tennille serves on the Board of Directors of The Writers Place in Kansas City, Missouri.  Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including Margie, Poetry East, ByLine Magazine, English Journal, Coal City Review, and The Mid-America Poetry Review.


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