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Sabne Raznik

Law of Leaving

We walk on the sand.
We leave a footprint.

And when we leave for another place,
A happier home —

When I leave here to take hold of
What life has for me,
Separate from this pain —

The sea rolls over it and erases it.
Even memory has forgotten it.

We were never here.
We never walked on the sand.

- November 21, 2000

Sabne Raznik is an internationally published poet, a former community theatre actress, and an award-winning artist with three full-length poetry collections - Following Hope, Linger to Look, and Rabbit Hole. She also released a collection of artworks titled Renaissance: Visual Art 2005 - 2019. Her latest book is an e-chapbook - Dreaming of Bono - from VoiceLux. She founded and co-edits AvantAppal(achia) ezine. Raznik believes herself to be a supranational poet, in that she feels the arts transcend manmade boundaries. In view of that, her effort as part of the Appalachian Renaissance is to break stereotypes and showcase Appalachian poetry as a living part of the world-wide literary scene, as well as to encourage the underrepresented but thriving Appalachian avant-garde in the global context.

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