Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Faint Evidence of a Capacity to Love

Social instincts:
reassuring, thoughtful and affectionate –
distracted, slightly mournful –

bonding out of reflex:
painful lessons of half-sentient living
filtered through amassing glimmers

of a subsequent experience –
so glowing with unknowing that you’ve
yearned – and learned – to blink again –

maybe for a moment think again –
as if you were a child: mild and willing
and bewildered: wondering, beguiled.

It might be true whoever seems
to have decided now to lean on you
is welcome to.


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