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The Fairest of All Gifts

April 6, 2020 - Heart matters, Tenderness
The Fairest of All Gifts

There are days when the skies on heaven’s gate are bare
And there are other days when the cement cracks up in the mould
The birds sing with their hearts
The chicks break the eggs with a thunder
And the grass holds the dew in their armpits

On such special days, if you’re from my village we eat
We make merry and show blank affection as we feast
We remind ourselves of the clay by the riverside
And we pause and think of the age of our scars
Because those are the flickers of the light in our lives

The ability to remember is a sweet pause to the party
Recounting the circling of foreign birds is the indicator of a fruitful life
History has a way of dealing with us like the kings of tomorrow
And beyond the merry, we can see with our two eyes
We can see the green chroma in the highlands

We choose to let the twigs shake in a whistle
The whistle that sings at night as we get captured into our sleep-chains
Because those are the gifts we get in our clan-clusters
Naive as we are, we are aware of what we have
We do hold the gateways of the butterfly’s travels

Of all, we know how to make selections
We know the fairest of all gifts
The sup of cherry conversations
The wafers of each other’s embrace and love-umbrellas
We cherish the belts where your presence is with us

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