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Acorn; I Accept The Sun

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From Yoko’s Sky Piece VI. A homemade beeswax candle was proffered to me once. Ashamed I failed to accept it. It’s been a long hot summer with amazing temperatures. I have not hidden from the sun. rarely worn a hat and rarely caked on lotion. This year I accepted the sun. I wonder about my sense of place though. Why am I unable to accept kindnesses, thank you’s? Why do I feel unworthy? Why do I struggle with myself so much? There are things about me that I don’t understand. What don’t you understand about yourselves?

Acorn; I Accept The Sun

Whilst the sun is gone
Humidity
The heat is on

The backbone drips
The forehead drips
Look to the sun

High into the sky
Above the cirrus
Past the ozone hole

Beyond that
Centrifugally
The sun still shines

I invite it
Back into my life
Onto my blistering skin

Into my pores
Arterial
To keep me warm within

To keep me warm
Mahogany
Through my hardening winter

To the heart
Centrifugally
The sun will shine within without me.

12th November 2018

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Love this!