Winged Memory (written by Tahasi Massk)


Your eyes stop flitting, hover, then drift back.

Mine follow, drawn on by countless breaths.

Drifting through coy smiles, and mingled tears.

Long ago faded, long ago dried.

We alight together on captured moments,

Suspended in two once young minds.

Memories so long untouched, they shudder dust

As wings unfold, then burst into flight.

Weightless, we cling through the moments that careen,

The now/then, and the you/me blurring

As moments dart past at dizzying pace.

And collide, then tumble, talons locked

Plummeting in freefall, until our eyes meet

And clutch as fiercely as arms ever did.