'Someday Soon I’ll Be Stronger Than You': A Poem by Lucy Bishop



SOMEDAY SOON I'LL BE STRONGER THAN YOU


I daydream of eating all the gods

The earth shudders, mountains goosefleshed,

And I know no one stands here with me

In dreams

I plant my feet in loose soil, ankle deep

And I pray to something other than myself

For once


My words echo back to me

The mountains echo back to me

The skin of the earth chills and smooths

The rivers are calm

The lakes are mirrors


Each star is a reflection, light has traveled

Light years, dead light, live light,

Each reflection a healed resurrection


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Lucy Bishop is an undergraduate student at the University of Oregon. She writes poetry between classes in fractured pieces that come together every few months.

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