Saturday, February 26, 2011

Molly Peacock

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From The Second Blush.

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  1. Altruismby Molly Peacock

    Molly Peacock
    What if we got outside ourselves and there
    really was an outside out there, not just
    our insides turned inside out? What if there
    really were a you beyond me, not just
    the waves off my own fire, like those waves off
    the backyard grill you can see the next yard through,
    though not well -- just enough to know that off
    to the right belongs to someone else, not you.
    What if, when we said I love you, there were
    a you to love as there is a yard beyond
    to walk past the grill and get to? To endure
    the endless walk through the self, knowing through a bond
    that has no basis (for ourselves are all we know)
    is altruism: not giving, but coming to know
    someone is there through the wavy vision
    of the self's heat, love become a decision.