All At OnceThis exquisite fullnessThis preciously...

All At Once

This exquisite fullness

This preciously painful awareness

Of the sweetness that is All

So tenuous so strenuous to pretend otherwise

This piercing heartbreak of beauty

Leaves dancing, mouths lying


Trying, trying, trying

All calls me to tears to laughter to furrowed brow

To the lure of wine, to the most sublime heartbreak

As the beloved, in its mysterious guises, pieces me back together

This human heart mends in the most crucial places

Ready to fall again, already falling

Already following the call

Of blossoming rocks

Of silent singing

Of echoless bewilderment

How can it all be at once?

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