light

‘The wound is the place where the light enters you.’

-Rumi

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cat

if I died I would come back as a little cat,

Curl up on your lap,

Gaze into your eyes.

And you would know me,

Even in this perfect disguise.

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second prayer

 Grant me the courage to open the door,

To let this winding drapery fall to the floor,

Grant me the courage to let in the shadows and light,

To let day be day and night, night.

 

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flower

little dried bulb is not dead, just gathering little fragments of sun warmth. Pushing to the heat so slowly it seems still and exhausted. But life is always pushing toward the sun. Every tiny flower begins with this ruthless sun drive. Moving always into the light, no volition is needed.

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prayer

god protect me from that grey space where I feel safe

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your eyes

Open all the doors and I will go

Out into the agorophobic snow

In the cool landscape of your eyes

Are fenceless places and wide skies

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sunlight

He stepped down, trying not look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, without even looking.

-Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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door

Living in that chloroformed house

You will begin not to notice how your feet are glassed

Just that you stop moving across the floor

The door now exists across a numb, sweet-smelling sea

And you would sooner sleep than be free

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Divination

 nude woman with drapery

 Travelling the low light you divine

How to spin me from the murk to the sublime 

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votive

 

Little trail of moon phases

Little flame foot traces

Drops of votive light

Sequining the night

 

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