esteemed

wherein the steam of its still,

found forage, the anvil of its glint

 

life, alive as a rock, or a tree petrified into rock

the air and its waves,

sound traveled into

 

the old man sat sounding ~ "what will be of your esteemable acts"

- esteem,

able and esteeming 

 

in giving and getting, the tug of a life's shore and tide

.. the arms spread and waving, there, what brings alive as its esteem to rise

 

"what will be of your esteemable acts?"

 
 
 

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