MARBLES

23 July 2015

Hearth

Venus is brilliant in the evening sky

One, two, flying low to ground
June fireflies
Tomorrow will be very hot
The garden is mulched and watered
I have a garden
The rose bushes trimmed after their first flush
There was no mail I checked multiple times
I’ve been wearing my straw hat, it’s good protection.
From the sun.
Sometimes I forget I have it on 
I wear it late into the night

Half past midnight 

Going out to check on Venus 
Gone
Where are you?

It hurt, it hurt beyond hurt
One pain with multiple names

Eventually I lost control
I left them unmended

I drifted toward the shadows of life
The haunted corners 
Catalogues of arid days:
You’ll come back they said 
And I did

Sometimes vapour
Escaped from memory
To be distilled in dreams 
     
     He is smiling — I am happy
     The earth is freshly tilled
     Upturned land fragrant
     A cypress overlooks

At daylight, the vivid colours bleached

Now home is here
A hearth apart 

I exist
I abide