Cristina J. Baptista: Taking Her Back

Cristine J. Baptista. Taking Her Back

To the Morgan

Let me be your scrivener, thrusting
ink on your sails.

it is there, how sky slips
between folds, writing its words
in a history of secret languages,
eternal stories that linger in air and,

by morning,
are gone.

Let me record them, then
now, with
temptation and tempting pen,
with my awe and with my wonder.

Let me fold myself
amidst canvas and conspiracy

to let silence do all the talking.

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