slipping away dark night ? / and after?
/ the tiger’s fierce mystery dawning
the bite of light / the teeth of morning /
I / flesh and blood / marrow and nerve /
skull-grin tied / sinew to bone /
shall I nuzzle cold darkness for feed ?
day comes // you — heartless departing // leave
me with obsidian thoughts /
feelings obstinate and tearful /
mother-dark / home of hidden / I will heft my heavy soft /
drag it to a place where others can see
sorrow / my sorrow / their sorrows
here — a sensible conclusion / a place to unpack /
display the claw and love of knowing
/ of knowing those twins — alive and hungry /
Are you there – other one?
/ hungry / now hunting /
more / hunting light ?
poem and image by Jo Mariner