rise together

the only gay thing in it is the author’s name raye says
about “conscious loving” by katie and gay hendricks
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what brings you joy she asks and i am grateful
to have that question back
in circulation
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the firefly on/off glow coming out
as we watch the moon and saturn
rise together

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keren and i joking
about all the ridiculous ways
to dismantle the too-bright streetlight
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the sound of horses and a buggy
coming around the foresty bend at dusk
and the smallest light dangling and swaying
as we see it pass