To Listen, Ask, Breathe, To Love

to love is to hear the echo of lack in a being
and breathe into the empty space

with touch
with words
with gifts
with acts
with presence

sometimes that being is your long-time lover
sometimes a stranger, a friend, a plant, a dog

sometimes that being is you


we must never not listen
for the sound of cavity

we must never not ask
what do you need?
what can I give?

we must never not breathe
into the holes in each other
into the holes in ourselves

we must never not see
that the world is saved
by listening, asking, and breathing

What do you feel?

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