We Got Close

We got close
Into the night
Of mystery’s plan
As bats circled
Like butterflies
And spells unfolded
Like a seer
I tried deciphering it all
As to be otherworldly was my plan
I sensed the shroud
And the other side
But this life blocked me
Almost through
I wanted to go
Into that lake that fell forever
Where glitter sank
Stones surfaced
Where we looked for clues
For dreams and keys
Before you claimed me again
Like a ritual
Once more
I called in the glow
Divining all I could
To reach you at the depths
We almost had a breakthrough
I called on the darkness
Beyond earthly desires
That existed before in the universe’s plan
Jupiter’s eye and that shaman’s drum
To swap sides with you
To the Shard
The vaults at Cross Bones
Where ḍākinīs whisper
Mother Mary sings
And monks let go to hold
We still look back
For each other

On Lap Two

On lap two
Around the park
You resurfaced with that gaze
Familiar with that frame
And that hair
From when you kissed me
While searching for your keys
Like I was a part of your life
Or something
As I stood smiling inside
While June’s light then
With its shadows
Carved shapes into your floorboards
Before the morning
When I pretended not to know
And watched your face
Fall as I waved
From my side
Of the dust in the glare
That hung between
Us like a riddle