Poetry Appearing in Poetry In Motion® Portland


Jane Bailey

I believe in the rule of opposites,
that the two sides of a coin
are loss and greater loss, that grief dribbles
out of the bottle as effortless as joy,
and if you scoop up everything sad, your hands
will discover the texture of hope.

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"Philosophy" from The Fine Art of Postponement. Copyright © 2002 by Jane Bailey. Reprinted with the permission of NFSPS.


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