Gum Tree Oxygen Moon

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Gum Tree Oxygen Moon

Gum Tree Oxygen Moon

New Moon  April 8, 2024

One day soon

our moon will say

to us to anyone who listens—

I am always going

Under cover of night

disrobed in transparence

as deft & casual with beauty

as any flowering spring

the moon we share

will go

This unsurpassable


Seeds fill the air

the smell of life


Aromatic matters of fact

inhaled become blood

& the infinite between

All of this all of it

is what we are

& in moonlight


—for the unsheltered, the unsettled & warm resonant selves everywhere

Poem by Qayyum Johnson.

Painting by Suiko Betsy McCall. Train in the Preliminaries, Lojong series, 2022. Ink on paper, 12×9″.

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