i want to stay here just a little bit longer

i want to marinate in this flood of stillness

before everything begins again


i want to simmer here, slowly

and watch the shapes behind my eyelids

roam freely through the glow of my mind


i want to live here for just a moment

in this space between the air and the ground

where my shadow is slow and heavy with evening


if i can stay here long enough

something will break open in me

that i’ll be strong enough to master