try to keep yourself—somehow—
tied: to the earth, perhaps—find joints
and sinews that echo your own in
the tree across the water, discover
home in the shelter of hedges or trace
a life down the edges of the river.
please, remember to stay tied:
maybe in her tender touch,
or in the glance shared—across an
expanse or two meters. above all—
i’ll keep repeating—be tied: hear the strings
plucked so far away, feel the echo, count
your luck to be here, to be bound, and know
how easy it is to be found.