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  • Gary Hunter

Love is an Easy Write - Dec. 25, 2022

when we’re rocketing skyward

soaring on thermals

or even on a first-time float

two inches above the earth


because love starts with

ae failure of gravity

it breaks our connection

to the weight of the world


cracks us open

frees the lightness of

generosity and goodness

leaves the shell behind


and propels those sweet

curves of ink


a whole other challenge

is to do it while stuck

in quicksand

or a fathomless pit


its loss leaves us in a place

torn between a monk’s prayer

and the moans

of a cockroach


with many sounds

that are not even words

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