Divide work between nest and lily,

               for time must compute
in both their languages.
The ambulance driver must have
the same patience as the EMT or
paramedic, and the doors of the van glide
open softly without frightening.
Sugar water drips through a clear
vein, then blooms in the body's cells. Gravity
helps to arrange the bedclothes. In another
life we bent our lips to the basin; hum-
mingbirds pulled nectar through a needle's
eye. It is no trouble, no trouble at all. We were
never meant to marry trouble, which left a  ring
of caked brown in the bottom of the cup.


In response to Via Negativa: Taxing.

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