We knew they would come back some day,
turning up in the morning post,
all the things we gave away.
The day turned plain after a time and
we no longer noticed when night came
or the weather changed
or we ran out of things to say.
So many things remain unsaid.
We climbed into bed,
hunting for language like dreams,
or dreams that might speak,
and in the silence made love,
like a ladder through the clouds,
love in the spaces between us,
searching for heaven or somewhere
dark to hide which is like night
or love or somewhere we've never been.
I forgive you all the hours you were away
and promise to start again.