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Malaika King Albrecht





No Edge to Darkness                           



When we hike across the back pasture, 
we hold our hands in front of us
even though night’s soft   
and darkness has no edge  
to feel our way through.  

You light an edge of paper    
to ignite the fire pit. 
Firelight creates shadow trees    
from the forest branches.   
It’s light that makes sharp edges,   
and all the world’s paper.   
There’s nothing the heart can’t burn.  




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