The Gift

(Photo and copyright by Laurent Reiz)

Paris of the nocturnal pull
the current of sweat and illumination
stone walls and a thousand steps
of longing following
the Seine in your tears.

Of chance and calculation
the broken mirror
and shuttered windows
Paris of darkened kisses clutched
in a constellation of night.

Waiting and taking
Paris of the unraveled you
leave behind where you have thrown
only yourself
wandering your revel
asking for everything.

~ Claire Sykes

Welcome home, Gerard.

© 2011 by Claire Sykes. All rights reserved.

(Thanks to Alex in Milano for the postcard.)

August 12, 2011

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