love making one shadow

take this cup
it is made empty
for you
spring rain
baptismal calligraphy
in the font
crescent moon
head over heels
in darkness
fresh green leaf
her sleeping-down head
a-lay on me
the sea also
longing longing longing
to break ashore
some words
lying just so—
blossom fall
after-dream . . .
my empty pages
on tenterhooks
autumn dusk . . .
the sound of daydreams
entering water
day after day
the deepening terror
of a still pond