Purple vein…

A fine poem…..beautifully arranged words…

David Mugi

YoulefthergreenandbarelybornMichael,

She’stotteringaboutnow,

Upandabouttherichlushlawns,

Pastthefrontporch,

Roundthecal-de-sac,

ButshemissesherfathersoMichael,

Ilullhertosleep,

’bouteachfleetingnight,

Withtalesofyourvalor,

Whendeadstaredbyfright,

Butmydoesshegrowwitheverypassingstare!

AllthatisinmeI’dgiveforyoutothissee,

‘wayshe’steethingawayatyourarmyissueboots,

Bubblinginadorableglee,

Hereffablecharmsofluid,sograceful,

NotatallunlikeyoursMichael,

Forthoseindeedareyoureyes,

Intentupontheintricaciesofthisworld,

Thefabricthattieswhatsdayandwhatsnight,

Thesubstancethatsutureswhat’sblacktowhat’swhite,

Inrabidlongingforyourpresence,

Inyearnforyourevercalmingauraandbe,

ButofthatseveringshrapnelMichael,

Icanbearlybringmyselftobutthink,

Letaloneclawdragherinnocence,

Intothispitchdarklakeofindelibleink,

Forthroughlifeyouweretorun,herhandinyours,

Nothobbleonasolemnclutch,atestamenttoyourmettle,

ForshesentafathertowarMichael,

Inhopetooneday

Spread-eaglea-perchonyourshoulders,

Towatchthedayturnnigh’

Notsitincringe,andsobandcry,

Sodohurryback,myoneandonlyMichael,

Doripthebandaidfromthismyachingheart,

Butdodear,bringwithyouthesolitaryseveredlimb,

Maybethen

,ofhopeforastart,

Ourbabycanbeapart…

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