remedios' sky

by Karen Kolb

yukiko kunitomo

spring 2016


As you cower in the darkness

in the bed

a vampire

fearing the sun that scorches your eyes

fearing the solitude, and yet



I walk across the skybridge

and think of you

a vampire

since the loss of the one

with whom you chanted your vows.


I wish to cut out a piece of sky                                                                         

no sun, no moon, no clouds

just sky

like the one

Remedios drifts into, with her white sheets.

In solitude

In peace

And hang it in your room


So that you

no longer a vampire

may someday wish

to stand under the sky

in solitude

but with life.