Friday, September 22, 2006


dancer's mask
Originally uploaded by Callooh.

with this ending

it will be the raw beauty
I'll recall

when fear comes for me
with his open deep and
soulless mouth
forever screaming
out his blackness

I am so small and
I am afraid

afraid of the seductive edges
of his mouth
his embracing kiss
his captivating darkness

tonight as
his chill infuses me
I compose my goodbye
gripping my own soul
with ruined hands

it’s his night now,
sprinkled with the same stars
illuminated by the same moon
I knew before
when I trusted
in raw beauty

still, tonight I will
write these aching lines
crawl through them
rubbing jagged truth under
my cold skin
within my eyes
into my still heart

this letting go is so long
and this living
so short

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