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Tired World

where does the world sit when it feels tired?
            is there an endless bench that overlooks our universe?
      where does earth rest when trodden and worn down
         when the spinning arching looping days
            have worn long wrinkles 
               with brown and grey clouds streaking north and south?
      when does the world ache its ache
            and feel the weight of itself
can it give its wounds away
   to the care of other worlds?
      has saturn stretched its rings to her
         or jupiter its moon
      can mars give itself away
         or mercury draw near?
will the sun’s rays warm earth’s skin
   when dawn breaks in early morn
         and reminder of her molten strength
                        boiling at the core?

earth, your spinning face,
   seems to be stern and wearing out…

how and where and when and why
      are questions full of doubt—

         i wish to take your endless form
         and wash it white as snow,
         yet there is only one place of endless rest—

                        maybe we both can go?


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