The Sun rises from darkness
in quiet solitude
casting shadowed

Images of life and death
across dreamscapes
of desires unfulfilled

Like sexual potential
shrouded in tomorrow's
impeded promises

To fall into the western horizon
forgotten never in the heart

Yet fades into twilight
like shade weakened into
the shadows of night

Wrapping the promises of life
in a chasted blanket of desire

© 2001 Jim Cain