Letter to Earth

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‘You step back. I fill the gap.

You step back. I fill the gap.

You step back. I fill the gap. You lean forward. I pause.’

I am on my bike. Black sky calls me. Mountain is dreaming. The moon asleep. I am awake. This mantra turns as my pedals carry me away, my ears drumming with the back-beat back there, glass drained, heart filled. I am alone. Full. No empty glass here. Not even half. I spill over. I sing to the distance between us. I remember your words. The moon rises. I fall. Into deep certainty.

‘You step back. I fill the gap.

You step back. I fill the gap.

You step back. I fill the gap. You lean forward. I pause.’

It’s the first night of Autumn here. Does that mean you are filling up with anticipated sun? Your skin bare in the first feeble rays? I am dressed by the hot death of summer. Breath still on my naked legs, back-pedaling furiously lest I cover too much ground. You wouldn’t guess. I know I seem fearless.

‘You step back. I fill the gap.

You step back. I fill the gap.

You step back. I fill the gap. You lean forward. I pause.’

There’s nothing to lose, after all.

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4 thoughts on “Letter to Earth

  1. Sunshine Jansen

    I love this Jeni — especially “the hot death of summer” — and I love our topsy turvy seasons; the thought of having bare legs soon exhilarates me!

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  2. Oh thank you, Sunshine. It is quite lovely that we flow with the seasons and enrich each others worlds.

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  3. that is interesting 🙂

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