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I'll slip into the chair
Feathers clenching heat
Between each gentle barb
Twining together as secrets
Beneath the upholstery
Ridden with curls and knots of branches galore
In a generous pattern of
When your foot lightly finds its comfort
The long carpet at the foot of the stairs,
I will have already kindled the fire
And each strand of my hair will be rife
With the vive of its tongues
My eyes, too, will glow orange
Find your own
And then blanket themselves
With a sigh
Behind the lids that anchor
Enveloping its sister at the close
Summed, a day of sun
Held in the chest for much too long.
The Trees and MeI felt like my house was strong because
The Trees saw the sun at dawn before the roof did.
It was a little thing, in the woods
Might as well have been a room.
Anyway, the thing was, I would wake up
And see the branches soaked in sunlight, happy.
It made me look forward to when that light
Would warm my cheek, and make me feel alive as them.
And when it finally happened, there we were--
The Trees, the love, and me, all free and wondering.
I ran about, yelled at the sky, kicked and thrashed the pond
Danced madly as I knew they did when the gusts bellowed at us all.
But after the night had fallen and we'd all gone to sleep
I realized that the Trees' branches had grown cold, and I cried.
The next morning the sun hit my own face first
Before casting upon fallen leaves, a chattering sea in the wind.
I started; looked around quickly and knew straight
What happened was not the work of some lumberjack.
In the dark when I was sound asleep, the Trees together
So bravely, determinedly had lifted th
like my feet are sifted between flowers
and the sky is as pink as the moon
ripe, an ocean absorbing it all
rustling lightly over my skin, tumbling
are a million tiny seashell sisters
carrying the courage to discover
the darkness immediacy, a sweet shallow cove
leaping northward with graceful uncertainty
and taut with warmth and freedom
did you run all night just to find that I was here?
because it was once our bodies collapsed
that I found I was beloved.
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