Sunday, September 5, 2010

Verse: after the hurricane

we did not
go to night

it came
to us

curled up
on the couch

in the living room
so we went outside

in search of
available light

sitting on
the back veranda

the leaves
all a-bustle

a warning that night
was near by

we decided
to retreat

back inside
in our living room

we lit candles
to keep it at bay

and it sat

watching the wax

like a second hand
winding down

knowing it would not
be denied much longer

until at last
we evaded night

the only way
we know how

in dreams.

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