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The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live.

—Epicurus

 

 

Then let me be the other kind of fool,

the fool who lives too much,

the fool who jumps in

before the water is in the pool

and ends up running instead

of treading water,

the fool who loves wholly before

she is certain that her heart will not break.

Let me be the fool who wakes

at 5:30 to start the day in the generous dark

and goes to sleep after midnight

so as to play with all the shades of the day.

Let other fools be the infinite planners,

the perfection engineers, and let me

be the fool who leaves the house

in such enthusiasm to play

that I leave behind the things I think I need.

It is foolish, perhaps, to wish

to be a fool. Yes, just be. Just be.

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One Casting

 

I must be a fool missing this life, if I don’t cast my mind in the fire of love.

            —Rumi

 

 

the flames, they wink,

though there’s no need to seduce—

this body ablaze throws my mind in

 

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One Self Portrait

 

 

 

the house on fire

and me still trying

to get all the beds made

 

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One Grace

 

what is the next step—

letting myself not know

until I am stepping

 

 

 

 

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reading the same book
somehow certain that this time it
will end happily

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