It must have been such a shock to Georgia O’Keefe to drive there from New York.
The ocean surprises me every time I see it, all that water moving toward you.
But big sky states—New Mexico, Colorado, Utah—
when you go there, you can see why one would fall in love.
The sky having a conversation with you about how big your life
can be. How big the story of the sky can be.
I have no plans to go back to New Mexico,
but I will always remember the sky of it.
My favorite sky is the one I’m inside all the time.
I want to go to Italy, back to Greece, I want to see more skies.
Sometimes there are ribbons
of light coming down out of the sky like
you could walk up those bars of light into an open window.
The sky has an open window. In the sky, there is forgiveness.
If I can be forgiven again, I can climb in that window.
I’ll let you know what I find on the other side.