You say you come from many battles and many deaths.
I try not to hold on or shed tears on the edge
You’ve been doing this for many years.
I’m the fearful one.
After death you staunch your wounds,
draw your blood back
before your hounds come forever guides into the mists
with your horse who carries the dead.
You’ve never been more yourself.
You remind me of the November
we touched the moon and tell me not to mourn.
You are long-lived and my summers are limited:
hours to be savoured as a bee
drinks nectar from
a gold cup.
I cast off my grief
for my gown is not yet a shroud.
On the motorway bridge
where the railings sing like hummingbirds in the gale
I am alive yet your hunt is never far off.