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C.N.P Poetry 

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The Daily Release

By: Michelle Cicillini

I store my bellyaches

alongside my hopes

my heavy glass marbles

in a silken pinky purse

readied for a journey

of rapid remedies

but the last page

isn’t always from

the last chapter

so it’s best to empty your knapsack

before the weight ruins the wait


Michelle Cicillini is a poet/educator, living on Long Island with her husband and son. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in English.


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