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Jun 2016
sensing you, i stood myself tall
i stayed and i grew
ten thousand tiny legs or moreβ€”

each root foot set upon your shoulders
lifted me among constellation stars

home i had never left, not you

thank you ancestors thank you
for your neighborly attentions
sound vibration spiral strung --

like God’s first word, first and second
generation sun, greening earth,
until everywhere shaping intelligence
this my body finally here

steady and true as weighed stone,
unjudging love is

what you have come to teach me

that i could choose to die to fear
to die to death itself
Sam Hawkins
Written by
Sam Hawkins  Cottonwood, AZ
(Cottonwood, AZ)   
   Dana Colgan and SPT
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