After Dinner Dining

In the distance from errors
that represents breath
the cornered animal
turns sympathetic
holding ash in faded
photograph preserved

the whole business was
unlikely and it's better
that they're strangers
in misfortune's stream

their courtly adieu has slowed
and their two further doubts
bring the wind to swear the roses

but now she has his expression
and charms promised for history
where she'll recognize the recognized
and mention seeing in the crowds

as while minding every watch
she'll name the sometimes hostile
and fetch for herself
some light streamed
as a sometimes worked live


1 comment:

Jason Kichline said...

Wow. I really love this one. It invokes such emotion but without directly expressing the subject. I have to read it again!