Earth

Sitting here
looking at you
taking you in
trying
with all my heart
to connect
to understand
to feel your pain

But, there is no need
you’ve been here
a long, long time
and your pain
has always been with you
because
pain birthed you
and you turn it
into something beautiful

Eye Music

Footsteps no steps
marks of breath
busking butterflies
shibboleth.

Ways in, ways out
fragile quest
thrumbling `n` jumbling
ragged rest.

Pregnant pausing
smiles of glass
coffee and a cake
eye music blast.

DeciBells sing
church refrain
tree bending plaza
coup de main reign.

Sunset, sunrise
time to flee
macabré masquerade
imbibed reveille.

Choral mélange
cloud’s-eye view
nothing beats it more
than the human zoo!