To act without compulsion
no hatred or fear for motive
possibility invites
without promise or prediction

faith in opening
wonder that instigates
groping without markers
blindness leading to sight

kindness lacks law
nurture dispels defense
pursuing another’s growth
a reason to change within

labor without profit
learning without direction
always yielding new ways
of thinking and practice

abandoning excuse to explain
solely giving without recoup
called love and sacrifice
lies except when doing

no final measure
no name to subdue
just exerting flesh and language
to accept another’s reach.

Purest of Pain

bear with me as I bare my barren heart

bear my barren body now bare without

her heart;

lie with me awhile, let me bathe your

full breasts with tears of my longing

and fill your well as I call her sweet,

sacred name;

then I shall call on the tempest: come

sweep me, devour me, consume every

fiber of my soul’ bury all the promises

I made;

for i had my vengeance; I profaned her

name , her holy name, as I climaxed in

your well.