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Connecting Things

I am trying to find enthrallment.
Where I left the past.
Where I put an empty coffee cup.
Threw a poem away.
Let my watery eyes
flood the tulips in my garden.
Trace the debris path
of my words and make shift prayers.
What I left hanging
in the places that I left.
Where the subatomic particles
of caring collected together.
The tock tick and tick tock
that stopped every time I blinked.
An orchard that deserved my gratitude
for the apple that I ate.
And then.
I realized the infinity of breathing.
How much is left behind.
Why people carve their names on trees,
to be found,
and join the place where you stand.

Published inIndex of all Poems