Quiet one, you whisper to me with a laden heart,
And your words break upon my ear
Like an atom of fog, dissolving into day.
Quiet one, you walk like sand. I see your step
Before it falls, your blink before it closes—
Does not the asteroid have a crater’s destiny?
Quiet one, I love you.
A brick crumbled; the mortar did not hold.
Who would build love from rock, like a statue?
Quiet one, you are made of flesh and tears.
Silence…Did you move? Did you cry?
Shall we make love, eye to eye?