Tuesday, December 15, 2009

to pause



To pause may open
us to space
of stillness
darkness
solitude in unity.

Kneeling in the black
to let
a sinking quiet
seep against the flow
of pumping veins
from fingers, toes
to chambers,
valves
and rest there.

The table
lifts a modest column,
wax and cord
as yet intact
now ready for
the melting trial.

Scraping flint to
spark and
gasping breath
do not disturb
our silent sweet
togetherness --

An unseen fire.

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