High sunbeams shine
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on nearly still water.
They know how to dance
in their own noontime light.
bring radiance to substance
as the peach glows rosy
with the brightness on its skin.
It might be like softly falling
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into a sandy river bed.
Drop back a moment, drifting,
and listen to this time of your life
pumping past the glistening moments
of all you ever were.
You release all beholding
and just let go.
I would marry you in a heartbeat
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if either of us was the marrying kind,
or so inclined to be exclusive,
or if we swung from that same vine.
But I would never date you
because you are too dear to me
to ever lose in a lover’s feud.
You play the heartful chord
between comfortable connection
and my watery knees,
the flutter of butterflies
beneath my rib cage,
like skating super fast on the river,
to swimming in a frothy, choppy sea.
Just a sip of sadness
from this rough and ringing cup.
I fill it to the brim with saline
from the coasting rollers
of the Dead Sea,
and now I can float effortlessly.
Let me wipe the stale tears
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trickling down my jaw,
grown cold in the air
of this still room.
There were no people here today
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but the landlady
smoking on the porch,
and the absolute joy I found
in standing 6 feet away from her
and hearing, seeing, and perceiving
another human being
was both heart-warming and tender.
The pizza delivery person has become