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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


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



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…