• Renée Michaud

If the sky were to tear/tear open

Inspired by Joy Harjo


if the sky were to tear/tear open

my mouth would gape, just as wide

lips of awe

yearning to taste the invisible

on the other side


if the sky were to tear/tear open

i would feel from where blue comes

finally understanding

its favouritism since grade one


if the sky were to tear/tear open

i would see him

seated on his throne

vanished by a windless gust


and inside this sky

rains forth a prize of gold

weightless


i’ll be ready


on a night unbeknownst to all

but the unmet sage within

who whispers

you’re ready

for when the conscious sky

tears/tears open again


- Uneety, Jan. 25, 2022

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