Rushed verse makes me nervous
Like I should have stayed home.
You know, the kind of verse that
Is more labels than names.
I have a new name.
And I like verse that reveals something,
Especially ones that reveal
We have the same new name.
I like verse that turns like a good tune
Resolving issues I didn’t know I had,
and ones I did know.
I like that precious gentleness
That makes me greater than I was,
That unveils the world to be better than I thought,
That breaks a new dawn at midday or midnight,
That celebrates changes with power and delight,
That pays it forward with a faithful uncertainty,
That speaks its own listening
and lights its own path.