Pulses of rhythm dance through my spine Beats of a bass drum press in— to mine Nurture this moment of two to one The heartbeat entwined: gu-gung gu-gung Depths of perception of here of there

Keep Cool

Rain collects and sits in silence. Absence. Belly rumbles and remembers. Embers. Thighs collapse and then collide. Surprise. Thoughts run free and compress, compact. Intact. Keep cool. Submit to time. Sublime.