Unruly Joy

For Amy Lister and Joe Cumming


Amy Lister is
ninety percent granola
ten percent sunshine

Joseph Cumming is
six parts concrete, three parts smile
one part jackrabbit

Amy is a dance
and a painting, and a song
and a space to play

Joe is a ladder
and some duct tape, and a plan
and a prank phone call

Two universes
each their own laws of physics
each their own orbits

What unruly joy
to find in love entangled
such friends, such old souls.

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  1. #1 by Anonymous - August 30th, 2006 at 15:53

    i’m glad i finally got my hands on a copy of this!

  2. #2 by Anonymous - May 29th, 2008 at 20:15

    …still love this poem…

    thanks for your beautiful words and powerful images Prowse!

    can’t wait to see what you write for the little one…
    jackrabbit, duct tape and concrete + sunshine and granola = ????

    we’ll have to wait and see!!! 🙂

    a.

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