--in celebration of Byron Metcalf and Jennifer Grais' new soundscape project They Were Here.
"Every morning is a rebirth
if you've brought the proper eyes
and an awake heart-mind
to the gift of sunrise."
On the morning of your birth
the animal of your body
had a yearning.
It flexed its tendons
and caused your eyes to open briefly.
Even in those first fierce moments
some part of you
was already wise to the world;
it wanted to throw off
the harsh unnatural light
to join in
with the wild and unconstrained.
behind your tightly-bound
cage of ribs
that ancient yearning
to be received by the untamed
is still pulsing within you
despite all of your other disappointments.
of the old library of souls
until your need
for galloping through
the terrain of your wild-belonging is met
all manner of trouble
can be put off
for a while
but at some point
if you are to remain alive to yourself
you'll have to swing yourself up
onto the windhorse of your original yearning
and join back up with the part of you
that already began the journey without you.