Friday, May 27, 2016

You came to me in a butoh dream

You came to me           in a butoh dream
     Ash----covered...
            Moon-pure--

Dancing     in exquisitely    painful
     Slow
                        Motion

And I,   glass-smashed:
    A wrecked               wicked ship
            Beached and   bleeded

Awaited   your weeping-willow
             Kiss
                          Upon my brow

You  you    you  tore the black              from
  My    heart
              And         shielded me from

The terror   of heaven
              And the        sinister hopefulness
      Of hell

You  held   the cold stone   of me
     Against your     snow-soft    skin
                       Until    oblivion demanded his

Final
                Terrrible
                                   Tribute.

And I...      faded     into            twisted           blissful         memory.

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*5/27/16