at last

last breath

last thought

last satiety

last seen

when you turned that strange corner of sweet and bitter

and made gone of it


we are so not

what you would have us be

our body electric

our mind undeterred

our spirit unfurled


her journey began in the moments before she awoke

to birdsong and wind in the high grass

her mind fertile

fluid with the rush of dreams


i had hoped for something just like this

reborn inside

carried through fire


and to you

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your precious body

full shelter and love for me

so shines leaves dripping