To the New Year by W.S. Merwin
"so this is the sound of you / here and now whether or not / anyone hears it"
How to Begin by Catherine Abbey Hodges
"Step into your ribcage. // Feel the draft of your heart's doors / as they open and close."
The Art of Fugue Part VI by Jan Zwicky
"The patterns of your life / repeat themselves until you listen. / Forgive this."
from East Coker by T.S. Eliot
"Trying to learn to use words, and every attempt / Is a wholly new start, and a different kind of failure"