I Have Only the Giving

by Julie Fowler

French Film by Christine Brandel

I Have Only the Giving

from my nothingness.
I give the only

way I know which is to say
the all. Being

quiet and strong
the way sometimes

a storm begins soft
and gentle, building to

crashing blares
of tingle and crackle.

This, then is the way
from me to you. A great

sigh as each becomes
each. The change marked only

within the heart. Beating
now as one. Some do not

know. Others do not feel.
Yet even all can become whole.

          (with thanks to Alberto Ríos)