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Flex your knees.
Keep your hips loose, and
lean in—heartwise—to the incline.
Don’t bother with looking back.
Find a dog to come along.
He will witness without rebuke or blame.
Breathe deeper.
Let each footfall accept its fate.
When you’re ready, look up.
See. There’s the lost lamb
            grazing in the high meadows
            amid wild cicely.
Wait while she ruminates.
She’ll want to confer upon the weather,
upon the elemental tide in the blood,
and upon the arcane geometry of sedges.
Sit a while. Breathe the anise scented air.
Squint into blue distances.
A far river will wink knowingly.
A half-forgotten horizon will grace you with forgiveness.
The lamb will wander again.
It is her nature. She is not ungrateful.
Rise. Taste the tang of wildness on the wind. It is good.
Go on—heartwise.


Shutta Crum, Ann Arbor, Michigan




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