acfbdb31f6540cf18d73e567bbe1ba25It has ever been my way
to wonder
where two lovers part
one walking slow in thought
unrolling absence and rope-burned tug
how to transform
from one coronation cup held aloft
in morning air
a magic carpet of crisp hopefulness
to shrugged farewell
what of me do you take
with you?
back we go
packing our footsteps
the rifle of life cocked
ticking down the seconds
pressed in dormant gunpowder
could be we swim on golden pond
just as dawn makes autumn a yellow girl
emerging from water and light
spilling from her need
imagine that
our shared thoughts holding each other
no distance separating unified hearts
of those who know when separate
to still hold on