We’re reaching the end of Jilly’s 28 days of Jim Harrison quotes. This one is
“It is life’s work to recognize the mystery of the obvious”
Yours, a face so familiar
I know its every line and curve,
its skin tones shading.
Eyes, so often swum in, dived deep,
that I have watched as they close in sleep,
and the way the colour changes
with the sky and the years.
So close, so near,
and yet I dread those silent nights,
when the moon looks the other way,
and stars and wishes fall into other’s hands, not mine.
I wonder, if I am left behind,
when you turn your face into the dark,
will I still recall your eyes,
the colour of sun on a northern sea?