Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pane

Come to the window,
where one orange leaf
sobs against the pane;
where chrome diamond insets
lift the light and throw it down.

The extra fabric of your collar is there
to fill my hand and splinter the news
of your warm neck through my fingertips:
ten thousand messengers
all running different ways,
bearing the same message
to the same end, while
the the rippling radiant cold of the glass
meets your breath halfway.

The fool
has said in his heart there is no God:
but he has never kissed you.

3 comments:

Dee Hiatt said...

I am especially delighting in "the rippling radiant cold of the glass
meets your breath halfway."

rbarenblat said...

Gorgeous, dale.

Dale said...

Thanks dear friends!