I am not an idle dreamer

photo (3)Sometimes we wake
to find that we are
Atlas

or a passive turtle

holding everything in place
as we’ve been told

slow, steady
guardians.

Eons pass,
and if we wake again,
it is only to shift the weight
on our back
on our shell.

I say

end the sleeping.

Let our fingertips bleed
from all the pushing up.

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