October 30, 2005

Crystal for sister

“Why not?” A glass poured in the shade of the garden.

She’s keen that it fills. I watch her eyes widen.

Her hand, on the table, is small in the shadows

overcast by the gesturing arms of the adults.

From woman to man, down a warren of viens

the crystal is passed through the web of the vines.

Her cheeks are flushing. Come back in our shelter.

I won’t build it without you. We're always together.

It’s brought to her lips – we swallow our youths.

Exposed to the sky I clutch my juice.


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  1. The rhythm of this is beautiful, and the half-rhymes sound really evocative.

    Normally your poetry goes straight over my head, but this is gorgeous.

    31 Oct 2005, 13:52


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