Plain Speaking

I'll say it plainly:
There are things that we know
that do not come from
     common sense.
     the news.
Like how the marsh looks
     through a heron's fierce eye,
Or how to dance;
That the pines sing
     even when we are gone,
And a baby is born
     with wisdom;
The smell of damp soil
     is holy --
And true love exists.

Stop talking.
Face into the wind and feel the weight of your stories --
     they hold you
     the ground.
Trust them. 
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