Russian Flowers

Perhaps once before night
I kiss your cheek

You smell faintly of vodka
and the black sea

Perhaps once before I fly
I wipe my tears


I close my eyes and say goodbye
and the darkness falls away

I stand in a place we have both never been before
The sun rises white
Its light blue

And our eyes tuned
to azure ray

I reach up and out and into my own heart and dispel the blackness there
and find that I can breathe the air

And you and I are strong again
We turn and touch each other's skin

And once before the night
the blue light of our star
catches the fall of your hair
and I remember you
as you really are

and flower
that blossoms out of the aeon

a memory of green