Monday, May 22, 2006

a goddess on a moonless night

You are the Attraction
a Goddess on a moonless night.
Everything gets pulled into You
moths and flames together.
The body gets pulled out of its soul
the soul becomes a moth
its own heart, infinite flame.
We are lifted backwards into
Your future---tenderly
even as we die.
You fly in us, for even the dawn
must have its shadows.
Where there was moonlight
there is only Your gleaming.
You are not dark.
You are a gentle glow of passion
for those in need.

Image: "Goddess on a Moonless Night" (c) Helena Nelson-Reed.