But

the leaves
       unrequited love
the bark
       unrequited love
dappled sunlight
       unrequited love
sweet fruit
       unrequited
sweet air
       love
breath of birdsong
       only love
mint moonlight
       one true love
night forest
       one true love
furred flicker
       one true love
ferned place
rain
mist
silence
silence full of ghost guitars
silence full of ears
silence
silence
       unrequited love

(First published in Pixel Papers)

Between

The feet of the cities are in your mouth,
the eyes of two cities
       one new, one old
the mud of two rivers, the earth of two lands,
       the brownstone, the lodestone.

The tongues of the cities are in your feet,
the aches of two cities,
       ache of place, ache of time,
the myths of two rivers, the earnings from two lovers,
       the loudness, the basis.

And in the bed sleeping beneath
       is your passion
but in the jet screaming between
       is your heart.