ONE POEM – Anna Seidel

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Side Sleepers

We children,
cuckoo kids traveling.
We are looking for names,
that a laughing god
could call us by.
We share
enchanted places
and memories framed in sunny windows.
Hold me!
Feel me
in your hand.
We weigh ourselves
to sleep
on the sister
scales of Libra.
My nine cat lives
are exhausted.
I do not invent anything.
I am sleeping
in your hand.

Anna Seidel (23), is a German-Dutch writer and recent graduate in economics and philosophy at Harvard University and the University of St. Gallen. She published a novella in German and successfully participated in short story competitions winning the A.E. Johann Literature Prize. Most recently, her poetic work appeared in Brittle Star, Stanford University’s Literature Journal Mantis,Frontier Poetry, as well as Inkwell Journal and The Anthropocene. As an entrepreneurial poet, she is likewise running a digital magazine highlighting the mental and physical benefits of poetry – a right brain creative approach to a predominantly left-brain analytical world.  

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