Passage to Dawn

How will you teach me lover?
of shuddering stars, vigilant moons,
concealed shadows where

black flowers flame silver wicks
on the purple dusk of temple-

answer my prayers, what is kiss...

clear sky, seeds of sunlight planted
in the heart of fog, an entire night

like a passage to dawn
on an oarless boat, how

will you move me-

wings of light, mysterious word
whispered sighs of cloud,
rain and morning, of bird

on the tremulous back of winds...

how will you take me lover?

suddenly as death climbs through
an open window, slowly as the vine
of sleep crawls up its ladder, completely

as the silent moment of losing soul.

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