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To Let my Dark Consume ‘til New Light Comes
Just close it out and sit in lonely dark,
No world, no talk, just me alone and still.
To let my dark consume ‘til new light comes
That rises from my soul ‘til all reveal:
New Mexico in desert sunset rain,
The passing semi’s flash that points to you,
My compass, Like the ancient stars, to you.
Like sailors have on oceans’ roiling dark,
Pursued the shining North through typhoon rain,
Through hurricane and doldrums’ haunting still.
‘Til finally that shining port reveal,
That ever end, where final landing comes.
But deeper visions fade and other comes,
That deeper vision found in Wilding you,
With subtle words and deeper thoughts reveal,
The tiger and the cat that prowl the dark,
That seek the rising storm, the breathless still,
Which hovered in our thoughts like coming rain.
And how our poets’ souls converge like rain
From merging storms that break like winter comes.
That shake the very core and then lie still.
But ever after find my way to you,
In subtle shapes and lines that light the dark,
And wait for summoned arrow its reveal.
How close our wanting hearts their songs reveal,
In flows that mirror close the islands’ rain
That fills with gendered love the grotto’s dark,
And breaks in rhythmic waves before dawn comes,
Where I am finally joined in throws with you,
The echoes of our cant are sounding still.
How sweet the pageant moves in day break’s still
The pictures in our minds, our wants’ reveal,
The visions there I find unbridled you,
A you I find that’s bathed in passion’s rain,
Who longs to find me as the morning comes,
But then I’m back in desert’s coming dark,
New Mexico, in still pursuing rain,
A heart that calls for you, whatever comes,
A light’s reveal that drives away the dark.
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