under the influence of a
musical performance. Measuredly test the uncertainty
of the night air. Suffer beneath the rule
of a cascading moon.
I greet you
in an act of self-preservation.
tries your patience. You remove my scarf
as we wander away from the park. Invisible voices
withering behind us.
Birch white limbs rippled reflective
wade through the creek. Swift water captures the
light. Just below the surface
blue shadows swim. Emptied lives being pulled through
the dark undercurrent. Fragile
hollow and captivating.
smile as we reach in and
Their cold bodies slither between our fingers and steal our
We misrepresent ourselves
in the reeds. A mist conceals rocks
near the shallow falls
and you cut your heel on one. Blood trails and streams
and I am only able to offer condolences after
realizing a mistake I made
years before has come back again to haunt me. Helpless together
near the creek and under a moon collapsing in on itself
we obit each other on the event horizon
into our own failure.