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Then the heart glows.
It’s all I need.
“I don’t know why I, of all people,
did not know that the small gesture is huge.”
There is not so much I have to do.
Access to the core of being
is in the smallest gesture –
the sitting down,
~ John J. Pendergast, In Touch: How to Tune in to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself
she was too tired to feel anything more,
she wanted a book to do to her what books did:
take away the world,
slide it aside for a little bit,
and let her please, please
just be somewhere and somebody else.
~ Lev Grossman, The Magician’s Land
Missed the 8:36 pm train.
9:06 it is.
Doesn’t matter. Just doesn’t matter.
Lit up with a smooth VO Manhattan.
Misted with a fruity Merlo.
Work and worry numbed. Novocaine.
Feeling Easy Like Sunday Morning. On Tuesday.
Hour 17 and on a Midnight Run.
Darkness? Doubt? Can’t touch me.
Robin Williams stops by for a chat.
Friend there’s time.
Enjoy Happy Land.
Wallow in the feathery bliss.
A mere 6 hours from re-start
So far, so good.
The brilliant days and nights
are breathless in their hurry.
We follow, you and I.
– Lisel Mueller, Curriculum Vitae 1992
- Lisel Mueller: Curriculum Vitae 1992 from Alive Together: New and Selected Poems
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