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29/10/09 11:58

Eurydice by Sue Hubbard

I am not afraid as I descend,
step by step, leaving behind
the salt winds blowing up the
corrugated river

The damp city streets
their sodium glare of
rush hour headlights
pitted with pearls of rain
for my eyes still reflect the half remembered moon

Already your face receads beneath the station clock
a damp smudge among the shadows
mirrored in the trains wet glass.

Will you forget me?
Steal tracks lead you out past crains and crematoria
boat yards and bike sheds

ruby shards of roman glass
and wolfbone mummified in mud.
These rows of curtains windows like
eyelids heavy with sleep to the citys green edge.

Now I stop
my ears with wax
hold fast to the memory of the song you once whispered in my ear
it's echoes tangle like briars in my thick hair

You turned to look
second fly past like birds
my hands grow cold
i am ice and cloud.

This path unravels deep in hidden rooms
filled with dust and sour night breath
the lost city is sleeping

Above the hurt sky is weeping,
soaked nightingales have ceased to sing.
Dusk has come early. I am drowning in blue.

I dream of a green garden
where the sun feathers my face
like your once eager kiss

soon, soon
i will climb from the blackened earth
into the diffident light.