in touching

in touching
for Keikei
december 2022
in the glen

in_touching
rain in the furrows… pictured by the raincat

before
dawn,
falling
asleep
again as
one, head
by your
shoulder,
your fingers
again &
again
through
my hair,
rivulets
down
an iron
roof,
the pop
& flare of
tui call
in rain,
my nerves
played at
their horizon
along the
furrows
& ridges
of your
touch,
as the
night’s
narrowing,
hourglass
drops its
fading
grains
of dark
away

Click on the link above to hear a reading of the poem.  The accompanying music is from the piece ‘Godan-ginuta’ for the Japanese koto in a recording here by Nanae Yoshimura from the album ‘The Art of Koto Vol. 1’.  More information about the piece can be found at:  https://www.komuso.com/pieces/pieces.pl?piece=1874

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