Tuesday, February 15, 2005

midnight fifteen minutes gone

midnight fifteen minutes gone
or fifteen years?
in the dewy dark
years shift, illusory as shadowy companions
birthed by vapor lamps and overreaching birches
between sleeping houses, half-heard,
the whispers of eight and twelve and fifteen
when the night and I shared stolen moments

gone so long,
but midnight is forgiving
welcoming forever childhood friends
who once closed the doors on moonlit meetings

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