Darklashed girl I bless you
now I remember you
as you were as I came from your bed
your face just caught with frost in the spring darkness
standing cloaked beside the flaking pillared doorway
waving as I drove off toward the dawn,
waving after me,
and I remember how I then
saw the skies ahead of me cool,
yellowing with the cold winter presunrise
you with a few snowflakes flitting down about you ...
I felt then how life is fleeting
and how things are only partly what they seem to be
or what one would desire that they should be.
and so for ten months I left you unvisited
thinking that my path lay in other beds ...
so now I return ...
and if, since that time,
your love for me is diminished
if passing time has taken from you some of that white innocence
which then you had
if now I am to pay the penalty
for my absence
with your withdrawal
with a grief beyond tears
I must remind myself
that it was my choice
my choice entirely
to fish in shallow waters when
I could have had the sea
and I’ll not cry.
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