My mouth was open
long enough for my tongue to dry
like a stone at low tide
waiting for you to come back in.
By Tara Lynne Groth
Tara Lynne Groth is a poet and writer from Raleigh, North Carolina. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals. She hosts workshops and is the head of Poetry Spark, Raleigh's Poetry section of the annual SparkCon Festival. http://www.taralynnegroth.com/
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