it’s all for love
and belonging
we can play it cool
act aloof, coy
be strong and resilient
fight and fight and fight
we can distract ourselves
with artificial connections
but in the end
what’s last and best
is where/when we found
the sacred familiarity
and let it bring us
into the song of our heart

. . .

the human species
is in a race
and time favors
the engaged and alive

now