We settled into the warmth only,
Only those shadows could give, broke
Sunbeams into three.
One for you and I, two for every single knoll I
Crossed on this river of rediscovering you.
We flecked shadows on the walls, watched
Our touches sizzle, felt them crawl into spaces humid as
And like those years before the year we wrote the epitaph
on us. I held you in my arms,
your eyes: the tense in every present.