Her Missing Piece, by Will Falk

The sky carefully draws
the wet to his lover’s surface
before his rain gently enters
her soil and trees grow with
these rhythms of water and dirt.

The sun is utterly dependable.
He burns for the solar system,
his mistress, and fills his love
with his consistent heat.

Stones stay hard for millions of years
to satisfy the wind’s passion for friction.

The Earth asks every man:
Are you a wand or a battering ram?
A key or a crow bar?
An invitation or an invasion?

If you learn to listen,
she’ll show you where
she wants you and how.
To complete the puzzle
of Earth’s ecstasy, she’ll
teach you how to be
her missing piece.