7. To what do you say yes…?

To what and to whom do you say yes?

~ with apologies to Carolyn Forché


In August, we blaze with light

corona: plasma aura for a universe

without centre, light broken free


I say yes to this uncentering

Yes to the emptiness that carried

light within it, held my life together


Yes to the wings of solar wind

that lift me out of disbelief

wings that spiral into other lives


I say yes when all around me

a dark world insists that no

is the only sane answer


I say yes to that, too

lean into the fleeing light

and wonder about darkness




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