Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving.A day for loss. Acute awareness of what isn'tTo be grateful for what there isWith the ever delicate balance sheetAny moment liable to switchI'm not toasting to tomorrowNot singing songs of the pastOnly this moment I'm standing onA dinner-plate sized platformAlready slipping fastSome years the whole gangs hereTrading wine for melancholy in my cupWhen other …

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To Not See Is Not Blindness

Mist, white as patiencedevours the mountains slowlyProud cedars, resigned to their fateaccept what they have comingEven as their comrades disappearEven as they swim,up to their necks,in the pale unknowingEquanimity, they breathe, into the silent surroundingMy body is glued into this momentif I peel away now I will forever be less like a sticker worn down …

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