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Tired World

where does the earth sit when she feels tired?
            is there an cosmic bench on which
she can breathe out deep breaths from weariness?
      where does earth rest when trodden and worn down
         when the spinning arcing looping days
            have worn long wrinkles
               of brown and grey clouds
streaking north and south?
      when does the world ache her ache
            and feel her weight?
can she give her wounds away
   to the care of other worlds?
      has saturn stretched its rings to her
         or jupiter its moon
      can mars cry red tears
         or mercury draw near?
will the sun’s rays warm earth’s skin
   when dawn breaks in early morn
         (a reminder of her molten strength
                        boiling at the core)?

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

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

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

                        maybe we both can go?


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