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“After a Long Insomniac Night”

– Edward Hirsch

I walked down to the sea in the early morning

after a long insomniac night.

I climbed over the giant gull-colored rocks

and moved past the trees,

tall dancers stretching their limbs

and warming up in the blue light.

I entered the salty water, a penitent

whose body was stained,

and swam toward a red star rising

in the east — regal, purple-robed.

One shore disappeared behind me

and another beckoned.

I confess

that I forgot the person I had been

as easily as the clouds drifting overhead.

My hands parted the water.

The wind pressed at my back, wings

and my soul floated over the whitecapped waves.

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The Best of It

Ok, Ok, I know.  It is the epitome of laziness to keep posting someone else’s genius on your own blog….. but until I finish the actual post I have been working on, it bothers me to see nothing new!  Plus I really like this one. 

The Best of It

–       Kay Ryan

 However carved up  
or pared down we get,  
we keep on making  
the best of it as though  
it doesn’t matter that  
our acre’s down to  
a square foot. As  
though our garden  
could be one bean  
and we’d rejoice if  
it flourishes, as  
though one bean  
could nourish us.

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