through a clear well-lit window

by blake ellington larson

i saw us dancing

you in that green dress
me all posture and prudence

‘i came here to love’ sang my tap-dancing

‘your echo’ she sang ‘haunts my mid-step’


i was asking for candy i suppose
when she waltzed me
back inside my fortress

i left a trail of glitter and rainbow
in the dark of winter’s
looong and saddd opera

so’s just in case
i could find my way back