[Was hoping to have someone look it over before I submit it. Title suggestions?]
We crawl through moist humus like millipedes,
Feasting on dirt and dead, crumbling leaves
While striped skies cycle through violet hues,
While time’s kisses take the shape of a bruise.
Endeavors wear the warmer years away,
Reduced at last to Heaven’s dormant clay.
Alive, I lick brambles until my tongue
Tears, despairing ever being young.
I think of you. I don’t smile when I do.
A moment more and then the day is gone,
In evening grey, we mourn the vanished dawn,
And so on, maybe waiting for someone
To finally come take us where we belong.
In dreams interred, your pure neck bare,
I know your breath, your jasmine-scented hair.
Alive, a god to mites and mud-daubers.
The harvestmen scuttle and bob onwards.