Safe Harbor Full Heart

“The darkness around us is deep.” - William Stafford

maybe the Earth is flat, adrift an ocher sea
raft of pine poles tethered to it pimply moon,
days rise in vast swells and
you bob among the hours and dream a billion stars

ragged ride for one, but adventure for two

one to scud the gales, hold the line,
one to tell stories, watch for storms,
two could seed a hundred victories,
escape at least one close call

and heartfelt, comfort comes home
here and now,
chocolate sweet in spoonfuls
while the Earth grows round beneath you


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