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HALLELUJAH TO MY LEGS by Natalli Amato

 

Hallelujah to My Legs 

 

It has been too long a stretch of days 

that I’ve been thinking this life 

is merciless. 

 

Then this morning I remembered 

I have legs. 

 

I was using them to walk the trail, alone, 

when my muscles tightened and I remembered 

wrapping these legs around your body, around, 

 

around, and my god - 

I had to 

 

bow down to touch them 

to thank them 

for reminding me that I do - I do 

 

believe in miracles. 


 


Natalli Amato
is the author of the poetry collection On a Windless Night. Her poems are deeply inspired by Lake Ontario and the North Country region of New York State. Her work has appeared in the Great Lakes Review, Blueline, Peaceful Dumpling, and other publications. Connect with Natalli on her website, here or via Twitter




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