For Mary Davis


the purest excitement. what raises the hair on my arms.
a violent hurricane's uneventful death at sea.
a near fatal wreck's bystanders hopin'
that all its battered doors will open.
the parents' voice. why trust disarms.
roses blooming in december. two lovers' history.
a signpost that will read forever:
Where The Good Things Come Together.
the forlorned bewildered poet with his hidden charms.
what dreams a reality can be.
a box car in Versaille and the wrong denied.
something like Peter being crucified.