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A small problem

What was not so clear
Has given itself to some transparency
Sitting as if in daylight
Resigned helplessly
To your blindedness

You notice yourself
As if for the first time
But it’s comfortably familiar
This is fitting
And describable no less

You are a man
Intelligent but not the feature
Passionate is your name
You seek to taste beauty
Creating it is your great challenge
And great desire

Otherwise jolly
Recklessly optimistic
With a small problem

Your small problem?
Yes, there it is
A coal of cheerlessness
In your chest
Made from many pains
Irreparable if not for time

I believe you are capable
Of allowing time to unravel
this core to dissolve
diffusing into the ether

And finally
Create the beauty that brings joy
To the hearts of others,
I wish this.

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An Agnostic Parable

How do I show you,
What you evoke in me?

Beyond the beauty,
the love,
Emanating from your entire being,
Is Earth’s heart.

Beyond those eyes,
And soothing hands,
A labour of creation,
A calm wildfire.

Beyond the pain,
And the resilience,
The trials endured,
Reside’s humanity’s lifeline.

You evoke in me,
A yearning for your essence,
Unseen yet universal,
Intangible yet coursing.

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Companions

I walk this path,
On my shoulders,
Those who are with me now,
And those who have passed.

I carry them on every path,
Some are always there,
Some come and go,
Some are forgotten.

I pay no mind,
To how many there are,
They are weightless,
Resting on my shoulders.

When my steps falter,
When I stumble,
Or slow down,
They go to work.

Some crawl into my mind,
Some dive into my spirit,
Some wait to be called on,
To heal.

They are always there,
Pleading for attention,
They cannot do their work,
If they remain unacknowledged.

To be aware of them,
An act of self-love,
To acknowledge their presence,
An act of self-acceptance.

Returning to my shoulders,
They take their rightful place,
I am grateful for them,
Standing up,
I return to my path.

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A Spectacle’s Show

Spotlight and music
Watch her dance
Beats colouring her steps
Commanding movements
Musical notes take notice
Apparating mid-air
Bobbing to her rhythm

Watch the watchers
Hearts defibrillated
Desires syncopated
Eyes caught in her magnet
Some see the beating steps
Some follow the flowing curves
Some see the happy musical notes

Watch the spectacle
Of the spectacle
Unexpected social unison
Unrecognized merriment
A harmony of attentions
A chorus of consciousness
Beating to its own rhythm

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The writing has paused

I’ve forgotten how to write,
The summer has been so bright,
And the creative well runs light,
Dear reader, I know, what a sight,
Excuse me while I take time to make this right.

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Aftershocks

Those dark eyes
Still plummet the soul
Bracing, hoping for gentle waves
Or a well
But the only truth waiting
Is solid ground
Shocking pain
And we return
And become ourselves

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Be careful

Opening them one after the other
Like presents bearing their names
Outcomes a horizon away

Each one curiously tantalizing
Contents taken by their eyes
Feels like the caressing of hearts
Gentle hands radiating love
Be careful for who’s sake?

Cradled face in warm hands
Warmth seeking surrender
Predator, soul the prey
Lips mete the grandest of promises
Warm tears trace the lines
Of the past’s tracks
And fill drought-stricken valleys
Where nothing alive may persist
Floods are devoured
Cracked earth always return

Please have a care
One says to the other
These boxes
Exceedingly approachable
Little maelstroms