tasting light

20160521_110547i have eaten of this fruit before
tasted knowing
in its sticky sweet transience
and wanted more.
always more
like i had never known thirst
until i drank that holy water
never seen
before that opening of light.
and i try to remember
in all day walking waking,
used my knuckle bones as rosary
to name the counting moons
and yet the moment eludes me
like mist to the rising sun.
i’ve laid paths with whispered prayers
and then forgotten how to walk them,
called my invocations
to the space between billowing stars.
yet its the forgetting and
half remembered –
fragments of fractured light
that allows this life to live.
and still the longing walks me
and thirst
claims me as its own.

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