my body was cold & shivered
& shivered & shivered until it was warm
tears fell & fell & fell till they were gone
my campfire says "It is good to know cold."
the full moon says "It's good to know empty."
the refugees say
"carry a child & you can go on"
body, you have my permission to shiver
all the fears learned in childhood
shiver out the fear of the Unknown
make a lighter heart of company
meet a stranger with no stranger eyes
Heads or tails?
just arms & legs winding, walking
this non-play no one applauds
this long stretch home
we all want home
a comfort zone of just being
a hand to hold & know we're not alone
circles joining circles
making heads & tails of light enough
to heal a tattered heart