Do you sense the way 
that evening in September
before dark,
gives itself to you?

Be with the fullness 
of the ache in your heart-
stay to discover
a reciprocity
for September’s gift. 

Let your heart break open
as your grief gives way
to a gratitude
your sincerest
thank you
in song with September.

There, finally,
is enough space to receive 
a gift 
meant to be 
too large to hold 
in the grasp of your hands.

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