by David Ray
Approaching that fatalistic
space behind all men and women
(still holding their stone robes)
you see that there is only one
relationship; two figures in the
foreground, one range of mountains
in the immense distance, with
nothing in between.
Are you sure you can face it?
Here we could learn to imagine pain—
and candles, and a dark sea,
and what is growing blank upon us.
PHOTO: Oia Village, Santorini Island, Greece, by Michelle Maria, used by permission.