I dreamed dark last night and

malaise settled over me

wrapped around my limbs

tucked around my heart


I woke

tangled and unsure

and began my day.


At noon I watched the white fog

push down the mountain

and hang weighted

and I waited.


Towards evening I took


breathed the sorrow of a million souls

held the grey sadness

felt it pull and open

felt it loose the binds

felt it turn to gold



Close my eyes.