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sugar-song-sun
lord_jud

I have seen the summer landscapes
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of so many stomping grounds
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curl up and wither in the wind
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which blows in cold and careless
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the bellow of an entropic elsewhere
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coming to starve the land of its heat  
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trees and leaves lay down
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to die or sleep and dream
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of rebirth, even if the difference
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    between death and this rugged sleep
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    is an empty argument, a hollow assurance
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    the hungry forced to feed on hunger
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    for what good is the promise of flowers to them?
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I think of these lines and things
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watching out the window in some jejune afternoon
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finding it easier than in other times
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to curl up with the wilting things of this world
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wait for the bathing glow of the sun
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and find its warmth again
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    and yet
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            every day
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the multifoliate apertures of my heart
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raise themselves as exalting hands
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skyward like thirsty parasols
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to drink in the loving warmth of you
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a radiating star that knows no winter
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for with you I make no bed with misery
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I wrote once of you that I wished
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I could run grooves into the walls
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run the needle in my heart over them
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and relive the revery of our beginning
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but loving you is the happy wisdom of a
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kinder god than Lot’s wife knew
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for I do not turn away from decay or better days
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nor lay with the unmoving saline pillars
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I am reminded of the forward march of our lives together
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and the fulsome promises of sugar-song-sun to come
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14 Feb 19

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