A few words of thanks

A few words of thanks

To speak of blood
           of the breath
of the warm flesh that moves
           to secure what it desires

To speak of the air
           and the light
that streams down
           into the roots of all things

To speak of early mornings
           and all the hope
that they offer
           to take new steps
and to make a success
           of the day

To speak of love
           and to know it
and to live it
           and to want it
above all things
           the tendered hand
the tendered lips
           the body open
to your body
           the common will
the bond sealed
           with a kiss

John Lyons


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