The sun feels warm on my back
An eight-minute connection
To a maelstrom
I cannot live without
Casting a shadow that is part of me
Stretching out
Following the contours of the earth
Try as it might
It can’t break free

Leon Stevens is an author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry: Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, a book of original classical guitar compositions, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories Visit:


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  1. Thanks for the post!

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