healers

2011.04.21

you look for fallen trees

abandoned warehouses
blank stares
open and empty bottles

you look for stagnant water
drainage
malnourished cats
mislabeled nutrients

you look for misnomers
euphemisms
paper cuts
their residuals

and that’s where you set up shop
camp
plant some seeds
begin watering and
in these dark sad quiet damp
recesses of the longest nights of their lives

you tell stories about the sun
until the morning comes
(as it always does)
then you let the sun tell its own stories
until it absorbs the moment
in light

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