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  • 142/ in the night

    She stands up,
    “Do you like this dress?”
    I push past, buy another drink.
    She comes over,
    I go to kiss her.
    “So what was that?” she says,
    “Are you sober?”

    She pulls me to my feet.
    We’re through the door,
    into the evening light.

    I half turn.

    She walks away,
    lost in the night.

  • I Can Now See

    The world doesn’t look the same as it used to.
    And what was it I was thinking?
    I can’t think:
    everything coming and going,
    my memory leaving.
    May the next life
    when I am young again,
    be as wonderful as this one.
    And as the women pass,
    they turn.

    I can now see
    how everything came to be
    in the garden at home
    above a blue silvery sky
    the whole of life inside me.
    Up through the light
    I reach the end.

    You love me and I love you
    love is everything
    and everyone.
    In the silence of space
    you will know
    love goes on
    after we are gone.