words that inspire
instill in us inspiration - hope...

grow soft petals one-by-one 
in beautiful fractals we compose

only to unravel just the same

we cling to notions otherwise:
a reared head 

I yearn for earnest lopsided grins,
even though I have never seen one

have I been alone 
all along up and down this trail
it's never been more dusty than now

Chagall 2020