Foreigner*

 

I tried to steal your eyes

and see the world through

dark horizons, scarred impressions

beaten bloody hues

of retrograde rainbows

 

I could only get

half a handful

but palm to pupil sparked

a tune I could never hope to sing

and my fingers, slick with tears

released and fled

 

Your world is not mine to enter

but I have never stood

in so beautiful a doorway

 

 

 

 

*For RĂ³bbi