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'Innocence' By Linda Hogan 6/1/16

'Innocence' By Linda Hogan 6/1/16

Playing tracks by

Sara Jaffe, The Staves, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Jake Bugg and more.

Chart positions

This show was 98th in the global indie rock chart.

InnocenceRelated Poem Content Details
BY LINDA HOGAN
There is nothing more innocent
than the still-unformed creature I find beneath soil,
neither of us knowing what it will become
in the abundance of the planet.
It makes a living only by remaining still
in its niche.
One day it may struggle out of its tender
pearl of blind skin
with a wing or with vision
leaving behind the transparent.

I cover it again, keep laboring,
hands in earth, myself a singular body.
Watching things grow,
wondering how
a cut blade of grass knows
how to turn sharp again at the end.

This same growing must be myself,
not aware yet of what I will become
in my own fullness
inside this simple flesh.

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