At first light

At first light

At first light

In the indigo

we leave together

to a duel at first light

 

the day breaks and

we part, you become

my opposite

 

each step

I take away from you

I am divided

 

and our heavy strides

puncture

the earth

 

beneath us

feet drawing

lines of power

 

a mist rises

we choke on memories

of ancient sunlight

 

liberated, the artist

at the edge of the field

observes and makes a sign

 

then suddenly a skylark

and we feel

unknowable forces

 

tipping

the balance

towards obliteration

 

this is the moment

to turn and take aim

and our eyes lift

 

with the heart

ascending on wings and a song

we could still…