Temporarily Suspended


Just me, temporarily suspended

From family,

From friends.

Just me,

A one-eyed, limping razor billed gull

And a long-limbed chestnut foal

Watch the purple and silver sun

Rise like eastern-dream blossom

From ripple-free water.

None of us could see the stars –

They are extinguished by this

New god-candle –

But, between our heartbeats,

We could still hear

Their whispered prayers.