Gnashing Teeth Publishing

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contain by Megan Cartwright

past tense: contained; past participle: contained
     have or hold (someone or something) within.
To have and to hold
in our own microcosm,
constructed of hope.
     control or restrain (oneself or a feeling).
     "he must contain his hatred"
To trap and control.
A glass dome swallows our home,
no one can get in.

BIO: Megan Cartwright is a full-time teacher, sometime poet. She wishes she could be entirely both, always!

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