Tuesday, June 12, 2007

POETRY Promissory Note ... Galway KINNELL

“Promissory Note”

If I die before you
which is all but certain
then in the moment
before you will see me
become someone dead
in a transformation
as quick as a shooting star’s
I will cross over into you
and ask you to carry
not only your own memories
but mine too until you
too lie down and erase us
both together into oblivion.

From Galway Kinnell, Strong Is Your Hold (Bloodaxe, 2007)