Catching Light

catching light
in shards

is working this
instant the method

presenting

at the westward
window cruelly

as April dissolves

unto the depths
of all our lifetimes

those two fragments

of abalone shell
tilted up like

prisms

iridescent and
miraculous

untelling

of their own
oceanic duress

in odd expression

by this one incarnate
falling

heart now told

 

      April 2003