20 April 2016

Poem-A-Day #51 : The Broken Column of Light

The Broken Column of Light

The broken column of light across the bed
          across your face the look of warning
                    that this is the moment when –

I take off my clothes
I trace the perimeter of the lake
I walk into the water until it reaches my knees

At the end of everything – I don’t even
know when that is but it is

                    Here is the water lapping sunset
          the tide swallows the stones we placed
when we picked up the bones of trees and mice