Ripped her jeans
At the knee
Cut his teeth
In the air
Cut my hands
On a reef

Still you’re here
Frowning quiet
At our scars
In my dreams
You’re there
Alone, afar

Broke her arm
In a car
Split his lip
In the dark
Pierced my feet
On rusty nails
And broken bottles

Like a dark star
Rose overnight
Shadowy outline
A censure of light
That pulls me in
Absence as presence
The wounded cosmos