Afterglow

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And he says ‘Radiant’

And I wonder

Like a golden beach?

Eggshell sand broken

Under happy toes

Hair whitening in Helios’

Breath of beatific

Beneficity

And I gasp

Cool moonlight

Broken on water

Lake still and cool

Until bodies and voices

Dive and delight

In the caress of night

Bathed in Luna

And he says basking

And I close my eyes

Drifting lazily

Sleep drugged

Morphius’ thrall

Happy to fall

Ancient and adored

And he says afterglow

And I blush

And turn away.

(c) Mabh Savage 2013

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