Monday, October 27, 2008

Niles Gone





your owl eyes held me
luminous dark suns
calm galactic expanses contained
saved, soothed, embraced me

until pain staked an unvisible
claim

what i could feel of the theft
in progress,
that lump in your throat
didn't hurt

something else you hid
did its undoing

each morning, now
i sniff for you
look under the wheelchair
for your fluffy butt

hoping you'll turn around
and look me
into love again


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