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Poetry: Steps

Getty/Maria Korneeva

pausing in that

moment of light

between the steps

of now

and imagination


swimming

in the heartbeat

of her words

I hear the melody

of another life


you sleep

beneath the moon

as I slip

into the covers

of imagination


“There is the world of “now” that we can see and touch and the world of imagination that takes us where we want to go. The magic is in the moment these two worlds touch, where we swim in the heartbeat of desire and transform that into reality.” —Frank Watson

Excerpted with permission from In the Dark, Soft Earth by Frank Watson. Published by Plum White Press. ©2020 by Frank Watson. All rights reserved.