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Readiness looks
a lot like emptiness.
Not only the sage brush
beside the road, nearly void
of its thin green leaves, waiting
the warmth to fill out,
but also the blank shelf
where the stories used to sit,
locked in their hard covers.
All that weight. All that dust.
Look at the field, the gray mat
disappears into the earth
even as the green licks
push toward the light,
jockeying to reconstitute the field.
Are we ready for real love?
Everything leads me
to this question.
If we are, it’s not because
we can answer .
This is not a test.
That old cottonwood,
not a leaf on it yet,
has a lot it can teach us
about patience. About wait.
About emptiness.

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