after eden

Written by: William Ward

a nuanced glance
of utmost care
casually caught
whilst throwing
shapes,
beyond mere
acknowledgment,
beyond true
concern…

hot on the
heels of an
arrhythmic Nureyev,
the gentle
juxtaposition of
cleanly cut
contours,
unknowable in clarity,
yet familiar to guilt,

should
light
suffice
for shade…