Small stone 1-2-12

In the body’s celestial symmetry
the power of aligned pairs is revealed
along the nervous universe of the spine:
in the occipital points around the atlas
that holds up the world in my solar-hot head
two knobs floating above the sitting bones
that lie under the pelvic receptacle
which roots the backbone
the poetic source of courage
and reaches for the scooped crescents of my heels
slivers of a luminous moon cooling off the sun.

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