Grasses Love Snakes by Myozen Barton Stone

Grasses Love Snakes

All beings large and small, animate and inanimate,
attend matter’s attraction to itself.

Frank romance abounds:

The sea loves the fish, as the bear loves the woods.

Grasses love snakes like rocks love lizards,

Gardens churn with ecstatic gophers

(where else could they possibly rather be?)

Conifers drink dripping fog,

Electrons cling to adoring nuclei.

C + H = True Love Forever, or at least

again and again.

Foxes and sweet plums come together in urgent delight.

Earth holds us skin to skin

As she is held by the white love-fire of the sun.

Myozen Barton Stone 2014