Poem by Sarah L Hill



each one of us
broken down
            shattered   shards
            into nowhere
sometimes sharp
            drawing blood
colorful and irritating
            against skin

gathered together
reflective      solid
transparent       by turns
we bend the sun
            shuffle    spin
reorder    return
            shift design
mandalas in motion
            repeated   resonant

we change
             we are
                          the same
   we                   together


Sarah L Hill has lived and worked in four countries, as a teacher, farm laborer, delivery driver, cleaner, and cook. She now works in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a project assistant in educational research.

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