Stretch

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it’s been too long
we’ve been aching for days
to reach back into light
and stretch our legs

we’re all running in place
stand still and it’s plain to see
if only for moment
we believe we are free

it’s been too long
since we stretched for the light
it’s been too long
since we took root in flight

and if we cry, we cry
and talk among the trees
whispering softly
with the promise of spring

we’re all running in place
it’s all plain to see
pretending to stand still
believing we’re free

but it’s been too long
since we stretched for the light
it’s been too long
so we yawn …
and stretch for a fight

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~ by robmuller on March 1, 2017.

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