Tuesday, September 3, 2013


© Farouk Asvat

My heart gallops,
Stands still.

            Your fingers become shadows
            Tickling 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 sometimes
I 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]

[] Acknowledgements:

Another Moon Falls Away was previously published in:

                The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p21, 2006).

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