illusions of diaphaneity
frailness of a sigh,
styled ringlet like feathered wings
a lilac breeze that flies,
to touch like a shadow
enjoy something blue,
kiss with natural lightness
while relishing something new
It’s dark because you are trying too hard.
Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly.
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.
You talk to me about fail-states Watching permafrost melt a seed vault You bring up geopolitics The way you once talked about us I tell you there is still light in the world Even after your litany of headlines You say lightness isn’t the same at all Hiding not the same as being hidden I ask finally if we are a fail-state And you stop and for a moment look Like you used to speaking soft That no, we are each other’s safe-state And I the only light stopping You from sinking from this place
I am only seeing
things melt Left to wonder on