Today, the Sun is Mine

299f064848992fe598f9b5de1f3e91b7This heat, this glow, it blasts through the glass
upon my skin, and for a moment
I’m enriched by it
the way a plant would, but soon
I realize the sun only exists
because I willed it to
and so
the heat and the light is mine
and I am to blame for it
and all the cancer it has caused
and this morning
I’ve energized myself, and all is right
and it’s good
and all the cancer, and drought, and sunburn
it’s all my fault
and I feel absolutely fine with that.

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daily forecast

wondrous thing, the human physical condition
some days the chi is flowing like Niagara
a team of bucking mustangs couldn’t drag me from slumber some mornings
and I wake after eight dark hours a curse the sky and the birds
then again, some mornings I spring toward waking life
after three hours of deep dream
with the spritely vigour of a jack rabbit on Red Bull