Resilient & True

Poetry is animal hide
& the innocence of longing
& in that way ancient
& of the most recent
weathers stirring a sterling twine
of gazes & birdsong

it is suffering turned to prayer
& the ecstasy of being
here in the moment
naked before the winds
of circumstance & thrilling

poetry is the devoted relay
of stories & intricacies
even the poet cannot believe
but which are more solid
resilient & true than
any of the laws we know
how to test & expose

it is the sharing of what
exists only once
& for a luminous flash
but leaves its traces
like wisdom & plenty
somehow & by a medicine
unknown to the mind
inside of all that will
someday somehow

come to be

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