12/03/2013

What Is Left of My Heart

Creation carved you
from earth disguised
you as darkness

moving

in our midst.

How can something
be both beautiful
and disfigured,

so unnatural in
a natural world?

In morning's wild
light I watch you
shrink and sway

hypnotic, afraid,

a mouth of fang
without potency

or poison.

Some images are
shadows, some shadows
visions of another

world;

when evening comes
I tie you to my bed
to keep you

vulnerable
and pure.

2 comments:

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

I sleep with mine tied to my recliner

I can only sleep upright

Rachel Phillips said...

Marcoantonio, that comment made me laugh out loud!!! Very funny :)