Salome’s Veil by Steven McCabe

by Steven McCabe

She is the handmaiden of flammable dreams

Bending her arm like a man hammering underwater —

Wearing thin bracelets —

On her back in the mouth of a cave

I limp into her beautiful danger

She is walking backwards to join me

A wild ocean carved by the wind

My heels touch blacktop

I push the car

Removing layers of thought

Blinded by love

 From Hierarchy of Loss —Ekstasis Editions —2007