Ode to the Eye

by Derek JG Williams

Palace window. Crowded mirror.
Delicate planet.

You are luckiest.
The body undresses for you.

Undulates for you.
Collapses for you.

Dastard muse.
All light lives within you.

Love letter. Ledge.
We remember you best.

A ballad. A sonnet.
We remember you best.

Darkness after the vanished day.