Clouds disassembling
Breathless in sunlight

Solid as the afternoon
I am not a part of

That is the place
I am looking for

The earth’s magnet
Of troubles, spinning

As far away
As I am travelling

About the writer …
Marjory Wentworth is the former S.C. poet laureate and the author of numerous books. She teaches courses in writing, social justice and banned books at CofC (

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