One last rain shower shimmers on leaves,
Green, now their reds and purples emerge;
Water shines, collects and drops like tears from hurt eyes,
Soon dry; soundless. Then still.
Shrunken, then brittle, their skin dissolves
Leaving bones, abandoned passions,
Grasping air in a stiff uncertain hold;
A hand, soft and warm outstretched, now empty.
So ask, and ask aloud.
Stand among the dead and dying and cry out the soul within;
Shed the fears like an old coat, trample the worries;
Run screaming, joyful, demanding.
Then stand together, trembling fingers on soft cheeks.
No cold, no distance, warmth; then touch, then taste.
The light that you are, the being whole;
The voice you have, inviting. Hold me.
We are these things between us, these ebbs and flows,
the silence, the noise; the distance, wanting.
Cry out, the silence breaks; the light from your eyes,
The darkness fades. Break this chrysalis. This love; now.
Dance. In your red dress. Push back the walls and laugh.
Dance. Run screaming, joyful, demanding.