before you slip away,
unbidden and unbound
as you are to my world,
or i turn away from yours.
before the air
that condensed to your form
thins falters and returns
and we are no more
to one another
than play of light.
to look upon your face
begins the unraveling
of my world,
but looking away
has brought us to this brink.
ask me creature,
are you the other
that creates my i –
or am i the other
that forms you

26 february 2018

Reposting an older poem for earthweal’s weekly challenge: THE NATURE OF ENCHANTMENT


2 thoughts on “creature

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s