Utcoozhoo Says HL001

Utcoozhoo Says HL001 (Draft 5)

Give me a place
to stand with love to
peddle compassion, yes

give me the world’s bouquet
and hard hearts to stand in too.

Just these and I’ll
beat the stale hatred
into the lungs of Love, just

come down from thin airs
to see if mountains can wait
when the valley is sanguine.

If you give me standing in you to
untangle the tango, I’ll

dance with you
until the flowers
all clap their red petals

— Douglas Gilbert