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Kiss (from the Time Capsule)

like
solitary Cinder uplift’d
by the song of Nature’s breath
fades the melody
fades her wings
to alight upon a needle of pine
to slumber
to emerge from her cocoon
a candle of hope
an armor’d torch
scourge of the Forest
drown’d into ashes
the starving Ground
to suckle new saplings
richer than before

so too
a simple peck from your lips to mine
shall inflame the bond of our flesh
till our spirits slip into th’ Innerworld
where all seasons are one
Night to his pillow of dreams
as squints Day and stretches her light
to awaken Love beyond measure

Dawn 2022

Today
rings the Sun’s doorbell
of Hope’s anniversary
when spirits last shook hands

so much time
in so little time
now a mane of snowfall
melt’d to a mist

fresh candles nudg’d from their beds
then lull’d back to their pillows
conceiving vapors of renew’d confidence

another boast
another test of the sinew
of that boast

another venture
into the mysterious forest of light
the memory of a sleepless eye

Haven

just a small parcel
garnish’d by man
our housekeepers
preserving our endangerment

though not the wild
the vanishing wild
consum’d by
cement
technology
and violence

this alternate paradise
must suffice as paradise
until Nature’s children
germinate
from Mankind’s progress
… or Mankind’s ashes

Breach

whimsical glimpse
in my sleep
only shadows
of my thoughts

the tongue
of my mind
numb
speechless

knowing her name
knowing the dream of her
cannot hear me

until
the snake
of untimely darkness
becomes a comfort
I’ll never remember