i will
plant more
near the flower
that is you

walking away now
to your
in a dream
where a shadow
misses your touch

f a i n t l y, with eyes closed
a fire burns, a purple hue
and its silence speaks

© r.e.l. 4/22/11

image on “suntrail” in mill valley, ca

posted for Poetry Potluck 4/24-4/30/11 on Jingle Poetry