Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Twilight (for my love)

Brandon E. sent me a very good poem last night. The poem recalls for me the times I've studied every breath a lover took towards sleep; studied every breath with fascination, as if witnessing a life for the first time. The poem is called, "Twilight (for my love)":

halfway between the dinky birds
and me
she lies,
the curve of her back
under my hand.
her breath leaves
and returns,
in the steady rhythm of almost-sleep.
a twitch of body
whose mind is sailing
through the void
a thousand miles a second.
one last deep breath
before the rhythm
and settles,
and she falls finally within,
to who knows where.

- Brandon E.

Thank you, Brandon, for allowing me to post this.

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