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Tonight I'm an Orphan... Tonight I miss standing on the curve of the world, feet planted in dark earth, moist between my toes, and Coyote calling a shivering, a lilting moon dissolving in God's mouth. Tonight I miss the fields, hoe in hand, Sparrowhawk rippling the sphere, light spinning infinite. Tonight I miss the terrestrial being who understood we were sons and daughters of the universe and spirit, air we breathed. In the city of big shoulders, the world does not curve, my feet are uprooted, light is finite. Tonight I miss being your son, father. Tonight I miss being your son, mother. Tonight I am an orphan dissolving in God's mouth.
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