a tear will fall and shatter,
a bead in flight - with the same gesture upon impact
as hands emanating from the navel 

a there expressed to the world 
as a splay, a flourish, a fantail of cards

I keep myself entertained with a lot more
facial hair today than I used to have

I wear black and blue and black again - often

My jawbone and eye sockets feel the same settling in
as they do standing up

In bolder relief than now, I came upon the world once,
I laughed and danced mostly, certainly more than now

And you?

cc: Chagall 2021