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Making the World Easy

by Elissa Minor

Sometimes Shakespeare is wrong, you know,
and it's not a question of to be or not
but how to know the wind
and when to get up in the morning.

It happens this way: you turn a corner
and find yourself inside the air.
A hawk searches you and lectures your form.
The earth speaks, "Learn to fly
without being noticed.
You've seen where the mountains cross—well
look past there and catch the wind
just outside the world—make a present to the sky."

Should you turn home when the rain pushes the air?
That is the question.