Gerard Coley


Never Before This

On the riverbank, lie head to the river,
Eyes to the double moons, waiting for silence,
And the embrace of time; the woman appeared,
Lying on the other bank, eyes to the long sun,
Head towards head, silence. When an earthquake
Shatters the equilibrium that held its father,
Labyrinthine paths weave through the bowels of earth:
Hold your hands: the sun appears high in the sky.
The banks rising like the ancient sun, glowing,

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