Monday, May 18, 2015


Bridge Railing

twenty years has clarified
our thinking, the relative
importance of books, rain,
dirty laundry, stairs, lunch 
menu and the right color shoe

vintage wallpaper (unironic), 
locating doors, old ghosts,
room assignments, rules 
and whispers of inadequacy

moments to bless, yesing
one another where we have 
been noed,
knowing where 
the heart lives, and pain

without precedent will not 
preside here (motioned,
seconded but certainly not
approved). instead we walk

miles together, wrap arms,
practice presence, re-promise
love, the relative importance 
of heart sisters, good shoes,
and shaking off the dust

[for a and k, post-reunion]

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