at last

last breath

last thought

last satiety

last seen

when you turned that strange cornerĀ of sweet and bitter

and made gone of it

blasphemy

we are so not

what you would have us be

our body electric

our mind undeterred

our spirit unfurled

awakening

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

fearless

i had hoped for something just like this

reborn inside

carried through fire

barefoot

and to you