Finally Weightless


Unburdened of myself

at last

I discover your orbit

and float in tighter circles

around the warmth of this risen skin

between us,

closer and closer until we touch

undiscovered days and hold them,

rising and setting,

un-calendared between heaven and earth—

certain of both,

afraid of neither—

love freeing us from all gravity

as we swallow the Milky Way together

and wonder how far the speed of our new shared light will take

this finally answered prayer,

determined to find the weight of those

surrounded by something darker than this night

and carry them

as we, ourselves, were shouldered by those

who brought us to this understanding:

we go only as far as those we bring with us.

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