My friends may we gather

together in celebration in

thanksgiving

as they do their best

to have us to spend money

we don’t have,

on things we don’t need.

Manufacturing opportunities

for us to participate in this

game invented

Instead

Let us

express our thanks

express our thanks

express our thanks

And listen,

not to what is going

in our head

as they speak

But listen to them

Listen as a space

not waiting to talk

Listen body and bones

till their heart sings

at being heard

Till down in the corridors

of their soul, behind lock

and bolt they know

It is safe

Safe to emerge

Safe to peer out

Safe to venture beyond

walls constructed to protect

and isolate

Join them in the field

Holding hands

In that space

In that open field

Play

With arms stretched wide

Spin

With eyes closed

head back

Dream

When your turn comes

Express your thanks

Express your thanks

Express your thanks

For the blessings

of your spirit

For the blessings

of your soul

And the blessings

of them

And kneel

Arms spread open wide

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