Take This and Drink

Take This and Drink
Why am I still alive?
   I would have said
   but here it is
liquid light   a sacrament   a physics
  love not held by cup
  or body   shore   or gravity
ever expanding            fertile
unbound     moving
at primordial speed
Earth burns and floods   the ignorant
cause pain every day
and I will die tomorrow
            or soon enough
but just this moment
            bird in the bird bath
            shivering with pleasure
            and my body echoes back
            the rings of waves
S. Robbins, from Readings  

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