I have lain with you

Underneath a ravishing vault

Nights choked with satin

Hands thirsting the salt

Of a spontaneous intimacy


Your whispered words

Always knew precisely

How to disperse infirmity

I could never deny you

No matter how savage

The request


Your love unfastened my heart

As if it were only the accoutrement

Of a more profound mystic

I will not find within another

A comparable sentiment

There is you and with you

All else remains


Dreams leave me restless

In ingratiating recall

Warmed but trembling

What death has stolen

Can neither be

Remodeled nor reclaimed


There’s no recovering

From the imposition of grief

There is only movement

Which comes now by degrees

Imperceptible sans enhancement

The night will not pass with the sun

For my eyes accede only shade