morning

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:

morning

:

fitful sleep     and the echo
.    of footfall     down the hall

the scarf of a dream     lingers
.   
in the room     wafts off
as the eyes open     to see

what happened behind closed
.    eyelids     whose hands
was i cupping     in mine

someone slammed a door     someone
.   
leaped through     an open
.                          
window

the skeleton of the night
.    washes its bones
.                                        
in the rain
.            
water
untouched yet by flesh     except
.   
that     of a dream 

i wash my face in its bones

my face   its bones   the light
.    coming off    the sheets of rain

the cupping of hands     the lips
.    closing      over the rim
.          
of vowels
.                  
like a prayer
:

First published in Willawaw Journal, Fall 2019, Issue 7

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