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Beauty

Abundant
It fills our streets
Blown around by the wind
Or splashed by fast cars

Don’t blink
It’s in the brief moments
Before and during
The familiar or the strange
Greet each other
You might miss it

It’s in the gleam of knowing eyes
In the air that fills lungs
Inhaled for life
And then expelled
Back into the ether

It weaves its way
In and around
Filling spaces of
Intentions and actions
Of the moving and the still
Of the enduring
And the eroding

As equally sought after
As it is misclassified
Misattributed
And overlooked
Eternally demanded
And damned

Noticing beauty
Takes a keen mind
Sharing it
Takes love
And creating it…
That takes courage

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When our eyes first met
Enchanted by your voice
Your beauty and your chaos
Delightful layers
Just a hint of tired
Well-hidden under a smile
I reached out to soothe
What doesn’t appear to need it.

Not aware of our depths
We counted our breaths
How far could we dive?
Again and again
Enough
You called it
We miscounted
The clouds passed
As we resuscitated
And the sunshine
Sun-shone our positions
Unbalanced chaotic
Hurt with every stroke

And now?
We remember without connecting
On standby while we move on
Our story at a standstill.