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Curator | Harleigh McGowan

A photograph of an arm reaching out toward blurry greenery. The hand is outstretched, the palm facing up-ish. A poem by Harleigh McGowan titled "Curator" and inspired by "Birdwings" by Rumi is overlayed and reads: my fist was clenched for so long / that when I finally pried my fingers apart // flowers were pressed between them / like pages of a book // fossils had formed / in my life line // diamonds clattered from my palm / to the floor // my fist was clenched so tight & for so long / & when, finally, I let go // I realized I had missed the creation / of something beautiful // myself

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This poem was included in IPM's September 2023 Newsletter.

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