Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “One Day” by Sierra July, a Songs of Eretz Frequent Contributor and this week’s Poet of the Week. A biography of Ms. July may be found in our “About Our Editor & Frequent Contributors” section.
Border between my heart and yours
At 1st made of steel, you can’t penetrate
1st date: wood, you are knocking
1st kiss: glass, you see through
1st three years: paper, you could crumple,
But instead gently attempt to fold
1 day, I want that border
To be stardust so I can
Blow it all away and wish
For a happy end
Poet’s Notes: Thinking of how people frequently put up boundaries about unknown people and situations then bravely letting them come down, I wrote this, knowing how important 1 moment can be.