And Like a Flower She Opens

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“You see, I want a lot.
Maybe I want it all:
the darkness of each endless fall,
the shimmering light of each ascent.
So many are alive who don’t seem to care.
Casual, easy, they move in the world
as though untouched.”

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You Jupiter, come waltz with me
Let’s leave them all behind
We’ll seek the spinning intensity
That lingers for us to find

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“She who reconciles the ill-matched threads
of her life, and weaves them gratefully
into a single cloth —
it’s she who drives the loudmouths from the hall
and clears it for a different celebration
where the one guest is you.
In the softness of evening
it’s you she receives.
You are the partner of her loneliness,
the unspeaking center of her monologues.
With each disclosure you encompass more
and she stretches beyond what limits her,
to hold you.”

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Yes, come with me my dear
I’ll smooth the scars away
Kiss your pain, banish your fear
Only, promise me you’ll stay.

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-LM Jones
(Quotes: Rainer Rilke)

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