with you here

my safety fills our habitat moon
sanctifies and wilderness recedes
from threat to bounty watch
the gentle mammals use the paved road
as clay or grass or crops
and go across

standstill traffic mimics heart
and things evolve from the subtraction of an else

tonight is careful for our living out
the sadness as a line to spool away into the distance
lake accepts the leave-behind of something cast

are there mornings to be seen
blooming ahead of a complexity
that scrubs away the small perfection
rendering unto collective mind ingredients
that would enlist the heart
this heart your heart