Sunday, June 30, 2013

The link from now to next

So small a link,
to hold so much together;
to keep so many cars
from sliding off the boat;
to keep so many folks
from stepping off
before the dock
is ready to receive them.
So easy to unlock --
you only need to know
which part will give,
which arm to press
to remove this one last obstacle
to our next destination.
If only crossing thresholds
could always be this simple...

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Night offering

I hold the solstice moon in feathered arms,
bent backward with the weight of light,
and brush against her silver cheek
a farewell kiss,
then lift 
and brace
and toss her to the stars:
an offering of love to the summer's night.