We are not in the district of Tuscany
long enough to practice leaning against the sky:
whatever invisible force holds us up,
holds all things together.
We harness inertia for relationships.
For when we are in motion;
we wish to remain in motion;
to advance, neither standing still,
nor retreating, and if we must lean
let us lean into each other
as if two can occupy the space of one
and ending we begin.
Michael D. Brown