The Physicality of Wishing - Anne Monk


We breathe yes
into every no
because it’s easier that way.
That whispered affirmation
That sighing hope
is the pebble that shakes
from the cuff
of your pants and rolls
unnoticed
to the pond
where its invisibility is compromised.

It becomes something beating
heaving
causing.
What erupts from it
concentrically
is no natural event
but the effect
of that tiny breath
of yes.
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Anne Monk is an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina and enjoys writing poetry in her spare time.