Alive loves

The art and understanding
        of small children
innocent seeds sown
        into the dust

All that grows
        flourishes
flowers
        that brings beauty
in time

See how the leaves
        have burst forth
how spring has renewed
        the face of our earth

The remedy
        against the clock
is to steep oneself
        in art
according to
        Zukofsky

to make of life
        a long paradise
to cultivate one’s
        own garden of eden

Alive loves

John Lyons

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