ABOVE THE WORDS
Already the poem no longer belongs to me.
Its road of miracles shows wondrous horses
Shining with brilliance even in the darkest of nights.
My voice shakes above the words.
It is no longer witness
To the weather, or the moon,
Or this silent scratching upon
Whatever beach this is, catching
Waves like tears, voices
Heard only in sleep.
Still, I can see you.
Even without time collected
Around you. You are more
Than breath to me now.
We are as intimate as lovers
In a carriage, in an unknown city,
Plying the streets all of the night.
The clatter of our horses hard
Against the cobblestones as we
Make love to one another, again and again.
Street lights flashing past, falling
On our naked flesh.
D. R. Wagner
|Douglas Blazek & D.R. Wagner (photo courtesy of D.R.)|