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The Pegasus Prize

Ruth Ilg

 

Vanishing Point

remembering
her scarlet way
of entering his life
makes him blush

even now

my woman of fire
as he called her
never dimmed
her flame      not then

not now at the edge
of his darkness

her ashes
a wordless prayer
of mercy
drifting on the water
dissolve
into the reflection
of the full moon