if as one

if, as one

Wall
Fall of the Berlin Wall with acknowledgements to Deutsche Welle (dw.com)
this is a road.
the wind cutting out a sky
 bare as rounded stone.
 shadow outgrowing
 along the earth
the cold of a
		sharp edge.

i have turned this way
 heart  like a breath
 showing its move
ahead of the body
 a warmth given up
		to the air.

love failing like clouds
when we most need rain
i ask only to share the
water of this journey
asking  my only privilege.

i tell you
this road could turn
	            to a sea
our step to a wind
 riding roughshod over the
		    waves’ split surface

our love 
could be the bow

january 1995

Copyright ©1995 Peter Le Baige.  All Rights Reserved

The music is from a live recording of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture Nº 3 by the Bavarian Broadcast Symphony Orchestra on 17 October 1976 under the baton of Leonard Bernstein.

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