Friday, July 31, 2020

Late Calm

A late calm in the hot days
Cures me of what can’t be cured—

Words, age, poems—that sort of thing.
Eyes closed, I still watch the hills;

Short lies, I lie out at night.
When rose clouds block the last sun

And thick leaves choke with the songs
Of things that sing for more life,

For their lives, I find that joy
Does not have to be pure, but

Can come from a mind’s late calm,
Which can’t but be pure. That’s fine.

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