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We used to sing

You are my sunshine,

sang it like

a children’s song,

all glitter and wing.

That was before

we knew

how dark it can get,

sky without stars,

night without moon.

Even the brightest songs

can be sung in a minor key.

That is no reason

to stop singing.

That’s the time

to ask someone

to dance, please,

slow, your bodies

practicing how

to make light.

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One minute you’re sitting on the porch

in the warm morning sun and ten minutes later


it’s been an hour or more and you have forgotten

your name, forgotten the year, forgotten


who’s president, all that you know is the sky

has never been so clear and your body


has never been this starved for blue—the way

it steeps so deeply into you that by the time


you enter yourself again, you forget to wonder

how to make this radiance last,


can’t imagine you could ever feel

any other way.


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