11.03.2015

Don't Dwell On It

My obligation’s
to observe
a chance when it presents
& take it
on quivery knees
with oatmeal tongue
take it
though heat rises in my breast
against the possibility of yes
against unbridled yes
& the heart
desires darkness
contrary to every instance
of who do you think you are
take it
gather
the sustenance of maybe
breathe as though nebulized
like high-altitude air
endorphins
drink
my noticing
the treetops are so very high
as obligations are to sky
raggedy breath
perhaps
yes