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I spoke my soul into being

I spoke my soul into being with sealed lips
With words as loud as the hush of cool earth
commanded my name to be pronounced by the sunset
And it screamed shimmering syllables across a countryside where I lay

Sovereignty over all things was granted to me by the blades of grass
The true kings of the world
And the wildfire curtsied before me and asked to be my bride

Before a court of stars we wed and consecrated our love
And they twinkled

I have never said a word that wasn’t also at least two
Nor a sentence that was any more than silence
My secrets are vaulted in my heart’s womb
So that when I lay myself down upon the sky
I shall not betray our relations