because dawn has opened
whether I want it or not
and I’m anxious,
a tight braid of worry

I sit still, take a breath
and sigh
this too, this life
broken open by love

I can love even me,
locked into rebuffing
what is here now
I’m a friction, a shield

because I can see this
my posture softens
I shake loose my limbs
and walk into the day

2023 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

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