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dawn

the trees awoke
with your name on their lips
unfurling your syllables
on every green unfolding leaf

each river of sap
ran clearly to the edge
like waves from a resonant bell

a microcellular song
carried to all thirsting branches
to reach above the horizon
and reunite this earth with heaven

you create the air i breathe
and shelter for the birds
flying from my heart
in every direction
seeking home

nestled in your boughs
where last night
stars danced and descended
to converse with shadows
and show them
what gave birth
to light