Poetry Archives Bio

Make a Wish

September 28, 2003

i've got
    to ride
  to ride out the night
    on paper wings
    of soft, stony darkness

i've got
    to run
  to run, slowly focused
    on sewing strings
    in railroad tracks

i must
    go far
  go far enough in my head
    on swallowed friendliness of light
    to soft, dark forgiveness

  but not too long
only to touch the
    sad gaze
    of a lonely star