Contributors * more photos to appear soon

Contributors * more photos to appear soon
Christy Namee Eriksen, kim thompson, Jon Schill

Friday, May 20, 2011


and in that just before the dawn

when lilacs breathe through open windows

i finally know the song in full

when i mistake the moon for a street lamp

and utter a sound of awe...

all the shattered pieces meld together

and the broken becomes whole

to form a perfect window door that swings wide


(its always been how the light gets in...)

and the laughter inbetween our teary tasting drinks

revives each part that was


put in boxes

put away on shelves

not for shame but for

... wishing for a better day

that never gets

any better...

and in the wishing

forgetting spilled over

and when we sat repeatedly

in front of the red and yellow bricks

staring into the park

through sweaty owled glasses

dogs digging earth

your son looking 15 frantic childhood times before crossing the street

the forgotten crossed back over and into

the again of "now"

and when you popped the flower between your fingers

i was for the first time

awakened by the memory of a scent

that we'd inhaled moments before

the opening of flowers

and when you slapped me on the back with a guffaw

and high fiving cuz that's just what we do when we're saying

"i love you"

breath re-entered to my desperate lungs

when i saw each face

heard each voice

consumed each bite of tenderloin

and breakfasts in the afternoon

all so present in the moment

every bit that i didnt know id lost

came back full fledged

in a newer brighter


familiar way

leaning in

has allowed for

all the joys of

leaning out into open hearted ways of







ee cummings wings

and all (of) that returned me

back to


the place that being "i" first


kim thompson seoul. s.korea friday 20 may 2011 14.03

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