what has been kept from the world

there is damp life
beneath our knees
that are relearning
the prayers our bodies knew
before we forgot what it was
to be spoken by the land –
elbows, wrists and
palms to the earth,
ear to the ground
listening
for the songs of love
that those before us
and before us
and before us
had sung-
damp knees and
palms to the earth.

 

WhatsApp Image 2020-01-30 at 12.32.39
Multimedia collage by Steven Hurt

 

 

 

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