ODE TO JED

since feeling is first in the heart
of the man that pays attention
jed is that man whose chest burns
as he walks in the world

this man, Jed, is so superior a fool
as to be like a child, jumping at the laughter
of trees and water, his body loose
and open and open and loose,
until the world around him rings like a bell

and that bell, once rung, moves through the world
not with his name, but with the secret of joy
that he holds, his hands tender, his mouth
a smile of light that speaks the word sun

so
if you see this man of the loose
and open body
this foolish man who will lay on the ground
simply to talk to clouds, or dance his
way to you with a bob bob of the head,
reminding you of the child in your own body
be with him
because he is one of few
who will truly be with you

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