Richard King Perkins II
"Yet the bloodflow of your form
is a luminous crest of plumage
almost within reach of my embrace"
A Last Villanelle
"So much better the arrow than the bow,
And better the mad flight, however brief.
The best beauty is of things as they go."
"We remember the mouths of those just dead
and long to hear them breathing"
Feeding the Dog
"He stepped quietly from room to room, unwilling to disturb the gloom. Watchful and patient, the silence was its own person, trailing his steps."