Orion Poems

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Orion running
Perpetually as light
In the morning sky
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Orion arise
Beloved in the night skies
Running running on
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Standing on a different
Part of the planet
Looking at a different
Part of the sky.
Moving through each day
Step by step and breathe by breathe
Learning what there is to learn
By listening and not judging
Passing up the opportunity to be right
Taking the opportunities in being present.
Standing alone with others
Having an openness that could have been lost
Watching the passing seasons
As the stars rearrange themselves
Orion passes from view
as strength sometimes hides
The constellation reappears
But never changed
Or did it grow stronger?
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In the winter sky
Beyond frigid wisps of clouds
Orion passes
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Orion fell out
Of the sky and scorpion
Usurped selfishly
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Orion runner
Flies through life across the sky
Like it all matters
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Orion’s right knee
Gave out in the late winter
Just as snow melted
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Orion places me on the planet
But the planet moves continuously
But I can’t change
Change is so hard for each person
We are what we were
We became what we were meant to be
We were meant to be what we tried to be
And what our stumbled path led us into
Change, space, place, and self
Being now, living now, listening now
How?
I can’t express myself except sideways
Through poetry which no one reads or cares about
Listening being wondering
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Orion returns
In September ready to
Wrest kindness from wrath
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At noon the sun will
Pass before Orion’s belt
On its day’s journey
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Orion rising
Sideval situation
Betelgeuse and Bellatrix
Above Rigel Alnilam Alnitak and Mintaka
Where is Saiph?
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Blazing shooting star
Under Orion’s right foot
Lights the hunter’s way
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Always Orion
Running across the night sky
Orion always
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The sky does not change
Like the earthly dwellers do
Orion still runs
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Orion at dawn
Moving across a dark sky
Lifts my lonely heart
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Orion does the
Same thing every day, running
Why can’t I do that?
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