Devotion

I want to send you pictures
of yellow flowers midst decaying ruins
and of delicate dandelions floating in air
I want to send you pictures of lost boots
and found toys
and all those things that people discard
in the forgetfulness of memory
I want to send you pictures of soft lips whispering in
the ears of lovers
when the sun first falls on the land
before the paint dries on the golden fields
I want to send you pictures of graceful moonlight
on cold stark landscapes of hoar frost trees
and frozen ponds
I want to send you pictures of rusted trains
and lizards living light among the rails
of open oceans and wave shaped rocks
with wind as their only companion
I want to send you pictures of subtle hints and
forthright declarations
tall, proud, humbled, and frightened
I want to send you pictures of second chances and
noble causes, with breath like fire
and all of those silent voices
I want to send you pictures of broken men and
stand-tall women, terrified gazes and
strident stances, of bitter pills
and honeyed throats
I want to send you pictures of me

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