and so the daily earthly toil
sustains our spirits after all
gives us the strength
to rise in the morning
then fall exhausted at night
and what portals of the fantastic
open in our gathered sleep
to renew the field of our living
there the grief we give each other
hammers home the illumination
that the shoe pinches and the heart bleeds
but the fleeting instant of timelessness
renews what joys and peace empower
the next 5 pm homeward crawl....
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