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