The Ancient Modern

The Loom /  Joshua Alan Sturgill

I’ve found no relief
from longing, so

I have always
been a dancer.

Weaving stories
on the loom
of the wind.

If you mark 
the path of
my migration,

I am a spindle. 
A length of thread.
I lay the pattern

of old knowings
into fabric light
as light, binding

Earth to Heaven
with my weaving.

No relief from 
longing. No pause
in the dance.

All poetry and supplementary material: copyright 2019 by Joshua Alan Sturgill

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