move the eye or heart a fraction of an inch
and the whole universe changes
within this gleaming arc.
in moments of inattention brides are stolen,
the careful line smudged
and the pencil broken.
and enchanted by these graphite trails
in this curve of dreams.
in rivers of light and sanguine seas
I breathe you deeply
as I swim the night.
the warped familiarity of the room
folds your body into
my arm, hand, fingers and thoughts
curl away into infinity
you are trapped in mirrored labyrinths,
not recognizing me
as I search for you.
/ art and poem by clinock /