Crispy and cold

the best things in life

make you old

the best stories

have not yet been told


So sit still

stay silent

prepare your mind to listen


If there are shadows

in the corners

set them free until you

are free


If you’ve been juggling endless

rows of silver stones

set them down until you

are no longer weighed down.


Strong and sweet

the best people in life

teach you to sleep

the best moments

are swum in the deep


So come near

fall open

prepare your center to expand


If there are mountains

blocking the view

learn to see them

don’t strain to look through


If you keep falling

over little doorjambs

lift your heels

and learn to skip away


Sticky and bold

the best things in life

make you old

the last thought

is one to be told

The End

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