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February 18, 2013

A Gentle Dance

Pray not for future knowledge now gracefully dark

Inhale instead a real and raucous draft so deep

Past lives dilute and slowly fade on a downward arc

Embrace that blessed wakening from its sleep

Should fate so sweetly unfurl its velvet ribbon

To give us a trembling glimpse of our forever

Best we float away from those temptations hidden

Landing softly then on the other side of never

M.P. Butterfield


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