poems from the north, day 12

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What should be wild
lives and breathes
in uneven rising

of quivering leaves
on fertile branches
of unread pages.

Two silent numbers
blink, begging restless
fingertips —

give me a turn,
lick once more,
work your way

one by one
through gritty sands
in the strands

of my hair. Dare
your anchor-laden
feet to stroll with me

a while
to claim the end
of this chapter.

And tell me
your heart isn’t racing
just a little more

to find out how
much further we’ll go
before palms turn black

to frame the red
moon above
our knotted-up hair

between destinies
of stars winking at us,
having known all along.

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