If You Knew

If you knew how many
love potions you imbibe
with one inhalation,
and all the healing
elixirs you pour out
in a single sigh
of astonished prayer,
you would awaken
before dawn to spend
the darkest, most radiant hour
caressing the earth
and bathing the stars
with your breath.

Photo by Art Wolf: our beloved

Mt. Tahoma at dawn.