one foot in this world

the magic of welcoming/acknowledging
the other people that aren’t people that are here with us too
(the floating cottonwood fluff, the gnats, the eagles across the river) –
how i always want to be in spaces/groups that do this
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i’m here – now i’ve arrived alyson says
when i find her and we sing
in the big circle before dinner
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someone chimes in and says weird is an ancient gaelic word
meaning one foot in this world
and one foot in the other
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good where we’ve been good where we’re going to

i sing to/with kva
while the green car dusty with gravel roadness
and i hold her up