July 25*

there is no up
there is no down

only toward the center
and away from the center

and the center is chosen.
it is an understanding with gravity.

and directions—north, south, east, west
               just circle and circle

the only meaningful travel:
               toward the sun
               away from the sun

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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