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The promise

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luwepemi's version from 2017-01-09 04:19

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Stay, I said
to the cut flowers.
They bowed
their heads lower.

 

Stay, I said to the spider,
who fled.

 

Stay, leaf.
It reddened,
embarrassed for me and itself.

 

Stay, I said to my body.
It sat as a dog does,
obedient for a moment,
soon starting to tremble.

 

Stay, to the earth
of riverine valley meadows,
of fossiled escarpments,
of limestone and sandstone.
It looked back
with a changing expression, in silence.

 

Stay, I said to my loves.
Each answered,
Always.