Tango Words

Singing in the Distance

A clear September sky
and my heart is
caught with the bird

Shaken out of my visions
in the stormy flesh
voices still call
from dreams of
promises, beginnings
and renewals

Yet someone else’s hands told
your name to the shadows
while I watched the autumn sea
and your absence overwhelmed me

I wanted to hold
you then as now
in the light of the hard moon
reason telling nothing of
moments and memories
cast here like
the seer’s bones
I saw in dreams
beneath a different sky

I remember
just in that instant
as the evening stretched
and the sky emptied again