Touch: The Journal of Healing



Copyright © 2013

Touch: The Journal of Healing

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In Repair

    by Phoebe Brown

I want to live

on the edge

of a circle.  Plant

a garden of snapdragons,

cosmos, zinnias, and sunflowers.  Safe inside

their petals

where monarchs grow

amidst the chaos.

I want the strength

of a mangrove.

Stretch my roots into

sand and rock and shell,

remain steady

during hurricanes.

I want to rest

in the cowboy blue sky.

Gallop along

the clouds.

I must move my truth—

I want to live

inside a happiness.

I am

in repair.

© 2013  Phoebe Brown

Phoebe Brown is a graduate student in the University of Tampa’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.  Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Deep South Magazine and The Healing Muse.  She lives with an active form of rheumatoid arthritis and hopes that others will find comfort in her words.