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Happiness is a set of footprints
on the edge of disaster.
They create a beautiful,
textured ring around crisis;
there's hope in the spaces
between the toes,
tenderness in the heel,
and love in the ball.
as if they were dancing.
The markings of walking on tiptoes
are traces of a reach toward heaven,
and the last bits of joy left
before the deep markings
of feet digging into sand
and jumping into death.
© 2014 Nicholas Emeigh
Poem Read by the Author
Part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was written on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
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