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CELEBRATING CREATIVE EXPRESSION AT BAYLOR SINCE 1966

Periaktoi Writing Post

Volume 53
Issue 1

Single Visual Art Post

  • Poetry
Found Poem — Beauty in Survival
Matthew Smith

What was it like

those last days? 

The slow passage of the sun 

across the sky. 

We have traveled so far together. 

 

What’s happening?

Epidemic 

Survivalism 

 

What’s it like? 

Living out here? 

Living 

Because Survival is insufficient .

 

There’s still a world out there,

Outside this.

Just go out 

And survive. 

But Survival is insufficient.

 

It was extraordinary 

It was disorientating 

At first she couldn’t comprehend what she was seeing.

Pinpricks of light. 

Peaceful. 

 

Living through

Survival.