As published in Volume 10, NO 4, December 2013
MY PRECIOUS Because I love you, your drizzly eyes take me to the castles of the Unformed and the depths of the ocean Because I love you with your respiration I am revived. Do not talk to me of the lost avenue of the light the mangled earth the perennial muddy river… Embrace me deeply my love and take me serene to a virgin heaven… ONLY YOU Only you emit the scent of a human across the mystic stoas of the world. Only you sing the truthful truths at the hours of the sacred apologia. Only you clothe in white tears the swan song of the sun. Only you build our tower of vigilance with virgin-born pebbles and mud unsoiled. In the soul of my soul amid flames of resurrection I hung your icon, a consecrated talisman my tolerance of copper.