Thursday, December 15, 2022


What is this 
great energy that's buried
deep inside us 

which we struggle
all our lives 

not to clear, but 
Is it not

that light 
by which we might 
love one another  

so much 
that it's painful-
ly counterproductive?—

and the heat 
of we, the living 

who have looked upon 
the dying 

yet have managed 
to turn back toward the life 
of this world, 

daunted but preternaturally 
alert forever after

to how greatly 
this weight and its 
shadow only serve to 

the sky?