kiss me in the falling shadow,
then give me to the dying night.
i'll be a flicker in the eye of wonder,
i'll be golden, red, charcoal and silver-
a vision of longing, a dangling dress,
a horse broken free, disappearing, infinitely in motion.
whereupon you will not find me.
swallowed up in time,
i pass away
into untamed sorrow, a scattered blessing,
sparkle has become glitter has
this story is as yet untold,
is the grail
i seek out tonight,
that never ending wing span
of a white feathered dove,
ascending toward mercy,
every sound barrier elapsing,