in the darkness of that same century

                    (for diana brebner


what thru the stony ground, elevates, a need 

or consideration


it speaks to the same, what you think

you are thinking of


is this the best or the worst time for smalltalk


delivering messages to the nurse when yr

sound asleep, not

what a memory is for


this is still, & still a place for

what the heart goes out to


sharing a pack of earth, whether carrying

a satchel, or walks w/ a cane, still takes

the same #14 bus, still talks a while


we know where this is heading


& borders thru archways, the tremble

of past lives & present neath yr feet


& ishtar gate, astarte, the goddess of,

youd so long been searching, love