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Becoming Real

Becoming Real

– Poetry by Janis La Couvée –

Featured in issue 15 of Dreamers Magazine

eyes ablaze, face illuminated by smiles
and a flash—of recognition
today is a good day
she summons fierce determination
demands you pay attention
this intrepid explorer
once we sifted sand for seashell treasure
balanced on hoar-frosted logs
precarious over rushing water
dared storm-frothed waves and booming thunder
to land with a rock crunch
she withers now before my eyes
mind and body ravaged
yet spirit and soul shine forth
in the end, her essence,
sweet and kind—remains

About the Author – Janis La Couvée

Janis La Couvée (she/her) is a writer and poet with a love of wild green spaces. She resides in Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia on the territory of the Wei Wai Kum, We Wai Kai and Kwiakah First Nations and is dedicated to conservation efforts and exploring the great outdoors.  Her work is published by Book of Matches, Pure Slush, New Feathers Anthology, New York Writers Coalition, Paddler Press, Feral Poetry, Van Isle Poetry Collective, Island Writer, Humana Obscura and pocket lint. Find her at: Twitter: @lacouvee Facebook: JanisLaCouveeOnline

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