Sunday, August 21, 2011

Beauty For Ashes

Beauty For Ashes

She comes bearing gifts.

(I know she must!)

I have to believe

(since I know in whom I trust)

that within the mussed,

the pierced, bare-shouldered

paucity of her youth

lies some sweeet and, oh, so

merciful truth...

Like Tara

raising up a Scarlett

in the ashes of her burning,

I am (with, I'll admit, some difficulty)


that every step into the smoky shadow

bequeaths something shining

and Divine...

something uniquely,


written in the stars,