Words That Change

Expect nothing from the day

In Uncategorized on 11 July, 2013 at 14:17

I have felt, in these last days, a symmetry of awakening

The light of trees remarks to me of a wholeness, a beginning.

The furniture of insight is made plain in them

The shapes they cast on these starlit eyes

Cheapen the breath.

A day can pass so amused by shape and form

and how it moves like a suntrap through me

moulding and remoulding my own shape

ways of seeing, implements of being.

The cold tinges of a cherry tree bring the dusk,

I am away inside to speak with extended family.

A field of recognition and non-conversation

about tupperware and movies we’ve seen

a cold glow from the day and a longing to know them

as I did that tree

if only we could sit still enough

to see each other so splendidly.

Expect nothing from the day,

The night provides all we need.


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