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Editor in Chief

of all things      
He is          
weakened wordsmithery          
Straightens grammatical slips          
as crooked crowns          
for light to shatter          
their misplaced dolor          
into a billion shards          
of written color          
He doesn't tame strays          
allows metaphors to escape          
from a page's confines           
honors nonconformed originality          
Not-so-subtle Analogies          
reach a meaningful          
bearing of witness          
between like-minded Spirits          
He rain dances          
through cracks of drought          
with  indigenous faith          
until inspiration sprouts          
When clouds smear azure          
and drowning lakelets rise          
he navigates beyond blindness;          
persistently carrying Us          
Editor in Chief          
He is:          
Capt'n and co-author          
of this fairytale:          
pirate, first mate          
magic plank to walk          
across sharks of doubt          
Wicked witch of the Kingdom          
( because there's one
in every true love story )
watches, fans flames of jealous discord          
oblivious to growing resentment          
in her own garden          
until seeds she's sowing        
become a flame that burns      
her forked tongue    
Casting a spell of division          
to reclaim what she abandoned          
ignorant of the fact          
it doesn't belong to anyone          
Everybody watches          
to see how it will end--          
who will win          
But, We've learned          
neither exists through experience;          
it's all relative beginnings         
Editor in Chief          
He is          
To an everlasting story:          
Romeo and Juliet          
Paris and Helen          
Orpheus and Eurydice          
Shah and Mumtaz          
It's not good versus evil to Us:      
it(')s Love preserved          
monumental as Sol--          
it(')s light upon the Taj Mahal          
image Olena Tur
Written by Ahavati
Author's Note
For J, my Editor in Chief 💜
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