Life is Full and In Between – A Poem
By Ama Danesi
A full day of will and grace
The empty tank and the ten-dollar bill
draws the eye up to
inscribe hoops on tear-stained heavens
the extra virgin cry is heard –
Unwrap life’s suffocating gift,
Stay terrified of fear.
No more can I look into your eyes
they close on a whisper.
Stranded in the space between the urge
to choke and letting go of self to self.
Up curls a finger,
it’ll straighten in a minute –
Why do fingers span wide to accept the ring,
when only one fills the space between our hearts?
Get still you are mine. Get still between
the sparkle and the dross.
Release heaven by living fully on earth…Mark Nepo.