Cody Ross Romero. Albuquerque, NM.
"Only (softly, fiercely)
the stars shining. Here,
in the room, the bedroom.
I was brave,
I set myself on fire.
(The Seven Ages)
"Just yesterday I watched an ant crossing a path, through the
tumbled pine needles she toiled.
And I thought: she will never live another life but this one.
And I thought: if she lives her life with all her strength
is she not wonderful and wise?
And I continued this up the miraculous pyramid of everything
until I came to myself."