What’s All This Earth Between Us?


gravity keeps me tethered to you
my upside-down twin, sole to sole,
both pointing skyward, yelling
“this way is up!” so sure

mirth floats us free, so
laughing we can find each
other and know, soul to soul,
there is no up or down


Where Is My Focus Today?


you gasp at the beauty
of a flower
sprung from nowhere

never noticing the slow push
the first green shoot
the unfurling of the leaves

the beauty was there all along
in the struggle
before the bloom