Word watching

Word watching

A vision in words
           while the heart beats
all pleasures possible
           but who has lived
without fault
           without regret
without recrimination
           on the path that leads
over the blue hills

there is no time
           just body
mere experience
           nothing more local
than the soul
           which is the point
of being

as I live
           as I die
I am known by
           my particulars
how can I distinguish
           between the space
around me
           and the inner space
of my mind
           there where I feel pain
I feel love
           and have no shell
no notional carapace
           to protect me

I must be open to every storm
           just as I would welcome
any word of kindness
           all things are possible
all things are probable
           and that includes love

John Lyons

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