Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Difficult Valentine

Something mournful in the eyes
of all animals and yet
they are such sober creatures
who unlike the plants that apply
one single virtue at a time
they try to express
a willingness to go beyond
mere sleep into the dream-time
of the earth which leaves them
restless and hypervigilant
and in their sinless state
so ready to sacrifice themselves
I think they mourn for us
who claim to be awake
for our more difficult fate

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