candle

once what hurt you

twice will birth you

say thank you

for what is killing now

will work itself out

in your ultimate favor

my dear

behold

rage turns to honey

shrill pain to sweet nothings

turn to powder

like Time's porcelain hands

look here

the moon is desert

look out

we don't feel like much

winning anymore

move your ass

where the heart longs to be

an old shape breaks

let it shatter

floods, earthquakes

delight in the turquoise quiet

shipwrecked and silent

my audience of one

one day becomes

my gone Dad's standing ovation


into the arm

carve "celebrator"

light left you there

to learn to read without it

darkness the candle

death the cradle

so one never

takes light

takes life

for granted again