may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Saturday, December 31, 2011

on my last night in Dorking

my friends took me Sainsbury shopping
for bits of England to bring home
to share with those who love

we went into a novelty shop
a quiet purchase was made
we went home to celebrate
and ate and ate and ate

out came a paper bag with holes
out came a fire to fuel it
hot air made this paper kite rise
into the air above us

we watched as distance kept aflight
our candle in the wind of night
until stars and airplane blinking lights
eclipsed our tiny hopes

for a long time-rising (high,higher
above us in to Light
our hopes still rise in this New Year
small candles in dark nights

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