Was it yesterday?

We jumped the fence

To lay in that twilit field

Bonding the curvature of our spines to Earth’s arc

The crepuscular crickets paused their clicking

On this timepiece, my feet at twelve and yours at six

Ears pressed in a vacuum

Signals clear

Hush, hush holding us til dusk

The disks in our irises floating away

When our lenses reflect the starry shards

Wavering over us in the lamp black

Heaven above

I am still

Here

Eyes open

Listening for you

In that field over the fence.

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Comment by Emily Conyngham on November 30, 2012 at 10:48am

All this talk of the end of the world makes me think about what's really important. So, end or not, I'm glad I know what matters to me. 

Comment by Poor Woman on November 30, 2012 at 10:55am

Breathtakingly gorgeous.

Wow.

Comment by Emily Conyngham on November 30, 2012 at 11:07am

Tell 'em you care, just in case, PW. :-) Thank you very much.

Comment by Emily Conyngham on November 30, 2012 at 12:35pm

Channelling my inner Dylan Thomas, Veronica. :-)

Comment by Kenneth Sibbett on November 30, 2012 at 12:47pm

I love the way you keep time~~

Comment by Emily Conyngham on November 30, 2012 at 1:56pm
Oh man, Kenneth, time and space are keeping ME in line...Thank you for the poetic compliment. Makes me real happy.
Comment by TG DE VORE on November 30, 2012 at 2:17pm

Wow wee...My pick for the week.

Comment by Jenny on November 30, 2012 at 3:16pm
I remember this! So lovely
Comment by Emily Conyngham on November 30, 2012 at 3:25pm
Really, TG??? THANK YOU, she tries not shout with joy! :-)

Rita....your "my my" makes me sigh with pleasure.

Asia, thank you. It won't leave me. Just gotta tell those folks you love, ya know?
Comment by Emily Conyngham on November 30, 2012 at 3:27pm
typo, dammmit. And the little "x" won't work. Grimacing, she "tries not TO shout.." :-)

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