Holes in the pincushion send me dreaming

I heard you before

I saw you this time

And remembered the broken cup,

The single daisy emerged from dirt

Candles I was never ready to burn

And the dust that fell onto the wax

Another reminder

Another reminder

To live and live and live

 

Maybe the air moved

Beside me this time

The kettle humming steam songs

The window with drops of rain

Racing down the pane

Peaches and avocados too beautiful to eat

On the table

Black dog

At my feet

 

The mirror fell from a bent nail

Forced into the wall

Old rosy paint and

Glass, glass into the bin

Your shoes on the ground approaching

Moving the earth and making dust rise up

to fall on the bookshelf

in the cupboard, on the edge of the skillet

Cast iron

Toes inside and all

 

I heard you before

I saw you this time

And remembered the padlock, the secret code

The waning moon, her delicate curve

A jar of marbles above the sink

And the light from sunshine rolling in

Another reminder

Another reminder

To live and live and live

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