I ride on the edge of the night,
where sacred-looking things arise
from power lines and signals of the civil-
doesn’t the wolf come sometimes
to the edge of the city?
So I feel alive and electric in the neon,
merely from contact and rhythm;
we are wired for this.
claws click on sidewalk pavement
I still need the full-breath,
the long-hale up from the blood,
and synchronizing hum of your body
rising from the earth,
dripping with mud,
calling to the darkling beyond dream.
Skirting the trail,
sowing and conjuring then I traverse time and space;
it smells wet and rank-sweet in here,
but this hunt
isn’t really a hunt,
I can hear you
from my bones out
to the stars.
I wander home, alone in the descent of sacred things;
I wander home, alone,
riding on the edge of the night.