Touch: The Journal of Healing



Become a Dark Current

    by David Anthony Sam

Unprepared for this twilight,

I fail too long to apprehend

the graying west of my eyes:

A new moon eclipses itself

into the upper right of my seeing.

In the lower left, a dark shade

slides its hunger into my sixth

decade of sight, as if I always

walk along the river near sunset

as it meanders into night. My

new eyesight curves me to see

its darker current more clearly

as I near each umbral bend

and draws the empty spaces

of the dead with its charcoal.

I see the shadows in my eyes

setting like a forgetful sunrise

drawing blinds across my daylight.

© 2016  David Anthony Sam

David Anthony Sam has written poetry for over 40 years and has two collections, including Memories in Clay, Dreams of Wolves (2014). He lives in Virginia with his wife and life partner, Linda, and currently serves as president of Germanna Community College. In 2014-15, he had poems accepted by American Tanka, Artemis Journal, The Birds We Pile Loosely, Carbon Culture Review, The Crucible, FLARE: The Flager Review, From the Depths, Heron Tree, Hound, Literature Today. On the Rusk, Piedmont Virginian Magazine, The Scapegoat Review, The Summerset Review, and The Write Place at the Write Time.

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