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Very, Very Quietly

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I did not choose
awe today, but the big
pink sky chose me
and steeped me
in fantastic joy—
a drenching of miracle,
an overdose of amazement,
a wild indulgence of bliss—
oh such pink! layers
of rose and deeper rose,
and I did not earn it,
did not first prove my worthiness,
did not beg nor kneel nor fast
nor renounce my name
nor pull the strings
of the lyre nor sing,
all I had to do
was step outside
out of my own way
and open my eyes
and let myself
be gifted.

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six

too many to count
petals on the orchard floor
he loves me?

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rusted lock
in the heart’s back pocket
a spare key

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snow on the ridges
come spring what else
will be missing?

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almost asleep
these hands still kneading
soft dough

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he talks
and talks and talks and talks
about listening

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no temple bells
still the crow goes on
about awe, awe

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