To Live in This World

Those circles beneath your eyes
like bruises; lips that rise subtle
as the Mona Lisa smiles-

a disappointed mystery.

Who doesn't love the ringlets
dancing off your neck? What
star's beauty suffers from a lack

of pleasure?

For miracles, alone, I stop to
wonder how the light reflects,
cast back, regressed and shining

on your blessed face.

If sadness sketched is loneliness,
if where you look, my heart must
follow; there is rapture in my body-

there is rapture.


Chameleon said...


Rachel Phillips said...

Thank you!