Leigh Faulkner

Education changes everything...

Ghazal v

night’s cold arms crib long memories
stars are a weak barricade against revelation

I have seen death
it has a vacant look

snow falls around the bare maple
frost creeps down to you

I remember well the hospital waitingroom
though I’d never seen you, I knew your voice

and I remember nakedness and moonlight
oh, such innocence innocently lost

— from
Outside the Event Horizon