One Night

by Trevor Garrud

This poem appears in Vol. 1 #1 (Winter 1998) of Men's Voices journal.
 Men's Voices: So men can find their voices and speak their truths


Through the deepening mist of water

I see the outlines of myself

And memories

Wash upon the pebbled mind

Back and forth

In a rhythmic pitter patter of time

And I smile

As the droplets fall from a dark Heaven

In a never ending out pouring

So hard

As to be

Washed away

In a melting pot of history

Yet these sounds

Soothe the inner ache

And once again I can snuggle


Into myself

Knowing that the warm breath

That lays upon my chest

Is yours

       © 1997 by Trevor Garrud

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