• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 07
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What You See, I See

At the end of the wall and the beginning of the fence
the sunlight shines down through the leaves
of the trees overhead, dappling the decaying
brown matter, leaves, once full of life,
discarded here where they go back
to the earth and become life again

To return to childhood, remove your shoes
wiggle your toes in the soft, fertile earth
feel the sun on your bare shoulders
smells and sounds of life

Life once, and life again
as it passes from your head
to your toes, unburdened by
the mantle of adulthood,
smart business attire,
silk socks and shiny shoes
separating your toes from the rich,
moist earth that everything once came from
and to which everything will return