Blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2022  Vol. 21  No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
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Our Life

Our life is daily happiness together
and nightly sleep or restlessness
and knowing that the other is
awake or dreaming.

All that follows with the sun
or happens in the phases of the moon
or draws its meaning from the zodiac
is part of it—

The all of larger all’s and smaller ones,
the borders that are drawn, made like a bed,
set like a table, the loving views,
close or from a distance.

We have our daily life, our only life,
but close as we can make ourselves
there has to be at least a little distance
we can cross.  

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