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The Dance of Three

Who are these three women who dance
in a circle that ever expands
and contracts? The hands are
firmly grasped yet loosely held:
giving, receiving, and giving again.
Reciprocated, the gift is changed
and so the circle continues on
a never-ending dance from
inauguration of creation.

Break the chain and break the world.
I wonder what stands outside 
the circle or what subsumes? 
What force was it that set these three 
spinning time without end: 
a Giver who does not receive, 
but provides the means and gifts:
the Unbegun who stands alone
and plays the music for the dance?

July 18, 2012 in Ukraine. To support the poet’s benign coffee addiction: Coffee.

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