Thursday, October 10, 1991

Lightning's Flash

As lightning flashed the sky
It began.
Rain-dappled leaves above,
The trees embraced us,
Drew us together in their wisdom.
Apart we lay,
Many nights.
Hearts closer by firelight came.
Stream chuckled under railroad ties,
Tickling your legs ---
We explored together.
By firelight I danced a dance free,
You sat stoic.
By moonlight
I baptized myself anew from you.
Never mix a buzz, my friend.
By Television's gleam we closed together
And your body spoke to me
Your words deny.
"He never finishes what he's begun"
They told me.
I do not want to hear.
By lightning's flash
I bury you to my soldier's field of sorrow.
The sky shall do my weeping.