March 3, 2010

Long Night

Long Night

In the glass, reflection distorted
by rounded edges and
golden mixture
of warmth. 

At the mirror, an imperfect copy
noses the dusty
white picket fence
of courage.

Steadying the chamber, a clouded
figure cinches the
belt and buries the point
of comfort.

Seeing black, remembering
childhood in a moment. 
Eyes wet, then quiet
breath slowing, saying


© 2002

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