Anima / Benediction
(10-14-48 / 10-14-81)

Oh God
Nurture me
That I may not love what I was given
That I may not hate myself
That I may destroy with less inadvertence
That I may create with less inadvertence
That I may love what I was given
That I may mother the resurrection

Time is not seen

Or lost or found
Or spent or earned

Or heard or felt
Or smelt or touched

It happens one day
Or one night

When now and thirty one years ago
Suddenly happen at once

Then and just now are
Gone but not quite

Physical memory or sometimes
Barely noticed consequence

Myth but not quite
The only story

Physics but not quite
The only proof

Love but not quite
The only loss

Tonight’s Flight
08-09-09

The dream body
Flies through the night
In the form
It chooses

The peanut gallery
Is not there

Comments do not shorten
Or change its course
Opinions are not noticed

The story of tonight’s flight
Will not be on the news

This story will be told
Only at the window
Above the river

And down
It will be swept
To the receiving sea

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