To Exert an Influence Upon

In a terrible stillness, standing
in the wind, the woods, a patch of
wild lilies, beneath the bluest ceiling,
I found my heart. Imagine the chance
of that, how big this planet, its secret
nooks and crannys, its fragile astronomical
status. And then a bird fell out of
the sky, warm but dead and I thought-
my love has killed it.

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