The monkey knows fear
He shrinks from the winged shadows
With the sudden shift in light
he leaps he… Pinned down by meaning I slip free
the letters from the words
and breath by deepening breath ease the vowels
from the consonants
Beneath the eyes, the lips, the fingertips
the first pulses steady and link
as each sound rounds and reverberates
How you soar in the blue expanse!
I could grow old on this rock jealous of the distance
between us. Draw me out, will you?
Closing in turning oblique and near
Your whistled hri muscling through spine
lifting my forgotten wings