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POETRY/SPOKEN WORDS

Alexandra David-Neel By Michael Lee Johnson

[Poetry] Alexandra David-Neel

By

Michael Lee Johnson
USA

 

She edits her life from a room made dark
against a desert dropping summer sun.
A daring travelling Parisian adventurer
ultimate princess turning toad with age-
snow drops of white in her hair, tiny fingers
thumb joints osteoarthritis
corrects proofs at 100, pours whiskey,
pours over what she wrote
scribbles notes directed to the future,
applies for a new passport.
With this mount of macular degeneration,
near, monster of writers’ approach.
She wears no spectacles.
Her mind teeters between Himalayas,
distant Gobi Desert, but subjectively warm.


Running reason through her head for living,
yet dancing with the youthful word of Cinderella,
she plunges deeper near death into Tibetan mysticism,
trekking across snow covered mountains to Lhasa, Tibet.
Nighttime rest, sleepy face, peeking out that window crack
into the nest, those quiet villages below
tasting that reality beyond all her years’
vastness of dreams.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

GOODNEWS ANDREW ERUEMUARE also known as SIR A-ONE is a website reviewer, blogger, pengician/writer.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in languages and linguistics from Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka. He is the
CEO of :
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www.widestforum.com
& Pengician Multimedia Concepts registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (C.A.C).

Surfing the internet & reading are his hobbies.
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