In breaking light, cracks open,
a crumbling shell, easily
opened like distant clouds
drifting into pairs. And earth
dark history who buries men
and wolves, down a thousand miles
down where even shadows quickly
suffocate, disappear. What of glory,
the start of spring, a sweet
blood-smell clinging to leaves,
the sleeping root, the porous stones?
Again, the unheard resurrection of
our souls, the sprout, the bloom.