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Genre: ep reflection, not-prose fairytale
Summary: Once you had a room of your own.
Once you walked into the woods.


“Zana, a fairy who resides in the woods, was…a big part of the Romanian folklore. The word comes from the Roman goddess Diana, the one with all the beauty, who gives it all away.”—Silvia Villalobos

I. Once there was a—
          well, there was a time,
boy, you had a room of your own
      into which they crept
the railroad hoboes
      of your dreams
      to port you to the place you aren’t
to break or save, unlock the dark
      or come back stripped
      rucksack and gun, boot-
      salted, desouled.
You take your guardian, child,
      that heartbroken hand,
and you walk.

II.  One more time, another--
brother sister sister brother
      a magic lockbox
      of prayer, yellow-
      flowered bedstraw tales
      of the unleashable
gods; once you walked into the woods
(brotherblood the love
of minor deity, the ones that haunt
the cedars, the forest edge, the cold
border of Wisconsin, everyplace
you’ve ever been), they are your--
  well, boy, there was a time you stayed
          to break and save.
If it had not happened it would not be told.


Date: 2015-12-04 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
'To port you to a place you aren't to break or save...'

There's a heartbreak in a line. I guess that's why I like Sam because I want to say that in our own small ways that is what we are all looking for. But maybe not everybody feels that way.

Lovely stuff. (Love the 'railroad hoboes'.)

Date: 2015-12-22 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi, friend! Been meaning to write you (and need to catch up on all your work.) I'm so glad you liked this. And I think that's part of why I like Sam too.

Date: 2015-12-24 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There's never enough time and I wrote too much. My life will never forgive me for the time I spent writing.

But want to hear how your fall went.

Date: 2015-12-04 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I could bask in the beauty of your prose all day long. Love it!

Date: 2015-12-22 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am so glad you liked this! So sorry it took me this long to answer your lovely comment! And happy happy holidays. ( :

Date: 2016-02-08 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This captures that feel of childhood fable, tender and bright and lovely, but with the dark grownup knowledge present too.

You take your guardian, child,
that heartbroken hand,
and you walk.


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