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Next Level



Forgetting wariness allows friendliness,
warlike defenses fall:
that is the weak-link.
The higher animals [all of them],
move beyond the fight, the flight,
to the friendship, organic addition —
the next level;

not robotic, but conscious decision;
branches removed from
poriferan clades,
Is befriending strangers defining,
like having prominent chins ?
Yes, even connections with contraptions:
being human.

The whirring machines like tail-wagging dogs,
no judgment or demands.
Thus, some will become
Although one may decompose off-grid,
mother is there at birth.
The essentiality of language
beckons loners

hence from the dark shadows of the wield
to lightsome sward, where most
take it to the next
Beyond the hearty handshakes of brothers,
to a union of auras
in beaded light-years spun like cotton webs:
awe from laced hands.

Eros is the losing of one’s mind,
level by next level;
from limbs conjoined to
the kiss,
and even closer: [CENSORED], the goal
being — one human being:
subtraction through addition; questioning
entry level

compared to subsequent levels ventured:
social evolution,
family to clans,
of lonely people seeking others
reflecting back their shadows,
heartening each to brave the next level —
not always up.


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