Any One Thing

rhdr

You are not any one thing.
As fire-lit trees pierce sky above.
You are the gentle dawning purpose
And explosion
Of my love.

You are not any one thing
But the curving track of light undone.
Terrible diamond shards of laughter.
Blue-eyed
Mirror to my sun.

You are not any one thing.
Granite calls out to the shore.
See me? There! I’m in the water.
Look, along the burns
I pour.

You are not any one thing.
Hind, and doe, and time, they run.
Over granite, amethyst creeper
Finding cracks where there
Were none.

You are not any one thing
Speaks the sunset, cries the sun.
Find you there beyond the hillside.
Laugh and clap as though
I’d won.

You are not any one thing.
You are earth, sky, moon and sun.
Laughter of a beautiful daughter.
Flashing blade of a steely son.
Marking time.

You are not any one thing.
I watch you map your memory.
Challenging demons, stalking pathways.
Walking with head held high,
Riding storms.

We are not any one thing.
Sailing oceans, finding light.
Up, in the landscape of the eagles
Here, I dare you. Love.
Take flight.

Any One Thing.

Helen Finnie

07/02/2019.

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