Thursday, December 21, 2023


Forget about 
the mountains and the sun 

sometimes, just the fact that 
a morning 

could follow at all
from the depths 
of last night 

already feels like  
a pretty huge stretch. 

and why fleshy 
orange crests horizons 

is a posture 
these bodies aren't built 
to know,  

though we practice 
like a guru possessed.

But who among us, 
all the while, 
isn't posed 

as a child—lying 
doubled-over prone 

in pursuit 
of what wisdom is held 
in our breath

from our 
birth until our death?