The Art of Receptivity

March 31, 2017

The Art of Receptivity

by Lauren Taub Cohen


When I sit down to write

I do not stalk my thoughts

or rummage through

memories in search of

bruises and kisses

and all that rests

between the two.



I fall back into silence

and let it carry me toward

what wants to be




is a passive



Words spread out

across the page

and I observe

what surfaces

like a child


by the sight

of her reflection

shimmering in the

quiescent stretch

of glassy water.





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