The Laws of Gravity | A Poem by L.M. Browning

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March 24, 2019

Expectations are sheer cliffs we cannot help
but climb. The perfect, plumb ground too easy and expected
bears no liking for those beings without wings
but for whom heights hold draw.

Hope is a thing with feathers
but does it know how to fly?

L.M. Browning

L.M. Browning

Editor-in-Chief, The Wayfarer


L.M. Browning is the Editor-in-chief of The Wayfarer Magaizine, a TEDx Talker and an award-winning author of twelve books. Balancing her passion for writing with her love of learning, Browning sits on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publishers’ Association, she is a graduate of the University of London, and a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Writers.  She is currently earning a degree in Creative Writing at Harvard University’s Extension School. Look for Leslie’s next book, To Lose the Madness: Field Notes on Trauma, Loss and Radical Authenticity, Now Available. Visit her at

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