for Didi & Major
We live in the pursuit of halcyon,
an elation with wings that will open us
& complement our earthly nakedness.
How we aspire for a blessing, the one
we don’t deserve, even on our best day,
the one who will hold us in the snow
in green mountains & in Paris taxis,
laughing & sharing cigarettes & Serifos.
We live for a patient ear, for the keeper
of blue secrets & our whole, long lives.
We look up believing—how we live
for song-wide smiles to reunite Pangaea,
as if never a sea between, when both
the day & night are equal & luminous.