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The Common Fire

The Common Fire

When the ocean pauses its thunder,
that moment between breath in and breath out,
I hear wind against my ear,
the voice of air pulsing,
opening to all sound.

from “The Voice of Air”

 

 

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The Wild Shine of Oranges

There are no shadows in this picture,
just light crackling,
a single ray quivering in your eyes
and your body bending into this bench.

from “Purple Irises”