inamorata

©2022 Michael Raven

between odds and ends
& the moonfall drawn down
inamorata, have you
dulled your razorblades?
no, doubts remain

my lips edge twilight
i struggle to recall
you shaping the nightsilver
moving thin, lean
between walls
seeking then
whatever you thought
you sought

was it anything at all?

encampment

©2022 Michael Raven

my life
no longer mine
i fade drift through
bright colours flutter
a window to your soul
barefoot tambourine
and wagon wheel

leaves in you hair
sun glow laughter
under flickering
tree shade

seeking coin kiss
myrrh treasure
in grey streak hair
drinking in
the world the world