RC deWinter

i undress slowly dropping my clothing stained with ashes and lust to the floor

then wrapped in your wings lie in the attenuated bed where my real life takes place

between the dying of the sun and its unfailing resurrection heralding the start

of another mindless stretch of hours without you i fill with the memories we made

in the ether across the interminable stretch of miles separating us physically

but never in our hearts a life lived in pixels on fire with the passion we’d banked

for decades until we collided in a virtual miracle eternally ordained to take place

once safely under blankets wrapping me in another dimension i open the book of us

as our words written in fire and blood longing and tears leap off the page as i catch

the rich male scent of you pouring out of the man you’d swallowed until you found me

in the surety of a story outlined in a time before we were born not so very far apart

but oh so long ago until unable to focus my eyes close and i catch the last ferry to

the dark velvet shore of the island of dreams until the next penance of the fireball sun

burns me in the cimmerian corridor of the next day in the long walk to where you live now

About the Author

RC deWinter’s poetry is widely anthologized, notably in New York City Haiku (NY Times, 2/2017), Coffin Bell Two(Coffin Bell, 1/2019) The Connecticut Shakespeare Festival Anthology (River Bend Bookshop Press, 12/2021), in print: 2River, Event, Gargoyle Magazine, Genre Urban Arts, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, the minnesota review, Night Picnic Journal, Plainsongs, Poetry South, Prairie Schooner, The Seventh Quarry Magazine, Southword, The Ogham Stone, Variant Literature, York Literary Review among many others and appears in numerous online literary journals.

Twitter: @RCdeWinter