© Farouk Asvat
My heart gallops,Stands still.
Your fingers become shadowsTickling my abdomen
Your raven hair become wings
Taking you back to your preferred destiny
To the life you so desperately want to escape
As love turns to dust in my eyes
But sometimesI think of returning
To your empty sustenance
Even though I do not know
What air you breathe now
What lives separate us
As another moon falls away
© farouk asvat
composed: 1990 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid] [h]
Another Moon Falls Away was previously published in:
The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p21, 2006).
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