Wide open

I’ve cut through
My breastplate
Wide open

Trembling for what
Happens next

Cosmic rays
Bursted from our
Naked hearts
As you joined me

Shattering the veil
Between us
And the Other

Even the pine trees
Wept

At the opening
In the fabric
Of spacetime

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Loweliest places

Sometimes you got to
Let the water cascade
To the
Loweliest places

Watch it clear
As the dirt
Settles down
At the bottom

And stay there
Satisfied
With the mud
And the low

Even salmons
Go upstream
Only when the
Time is right

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Let’s grow together

Let’s
Grow together

Till our roots
And branches

Are all tangled in
A lovely mess

Let’s
Reach out up high

Embrace lift push
And pull each other

In this
Infinite play

Let’s
Never stop dancing

For as long as
There is breath in us

There can be dance

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The Gift

I brought you a plate of

Interstellar space

Pregnant and teeming 

With possibilities

The harder I try to
Circle it with words

The harder my gift
Appears to be seen

Look

I’ll just stand here 

Empty handed

And wait for the reality
To crack

Where it wants

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Somewhere else

You picked
A butterfly
Apart

Ran a hundred tests
Under the best
Microscopes

Rolled it round
A few times
In centrifuges

And now you’re telling me
You figured

What life is all about

Mate
This thing
You’re studying here

Is dead
Already

Life

Is entirely
Somewhere else

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Suddenly galaxies

I like your poems you said
But why there’s always some

Suddenly galaxies

Isn’t life enough
To write about

Well

You know
That’s life for me

We’re trying to
Eat lunch together

And then there’s some
Suddenly galaxies

And then I don’t know
Who I am

Or what’s going on
Anymore

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Jungle drum

Take off your shoes

And expectations

Let your hair

And baggage down

The jungle drum will guide you

You and I
The fire
And the night

The fine sand humming softly

Under our feet

The city lights
Blinking to the rhythm
From afar

We’re all in this together

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