Lift up your eyes today
and let the particulars blend and bleed
into the depths of a water color painting.
Where Blue Jay wings become sky
and roots and soil and water
roll into each other without boundaries,
and the eyes of your lover
are the eyes of every lover everywhere,
everyone looking back at everyone,
in a tear-filled and thankful blink,
we all settle into the whirlwind’s center,
calm and still
and drifting after the lovemaking.
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