So Take What You Need

“Love seeketh not itself to please.”
–William Blake, “The Clod and the Pebble”

This is not some wild-eyed love
borne aloft by the winds of despair.
It is instead, a quiet coming home,
a long spring walk in the country.

There is no watchman in sight
to count down our thoughtful days.
Only melting snow, the good sun
and a new pasture to clear.

You are done with corrals, muse
and it is enough for the moment
that each of us cares,
and that all of our dream-rides
need never be harnessed.

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