Do not return for the forgotten
learn to leave the lost behind
do not pick over the beaten tree
rifle the flagging vine.
Leave a remnant in the shadows
to catch the gleam of the setting sun
a glowing globe in a temple of leaves.
Let the forgotten gather together
let the past take the other path
let the world unfold
as you dive within
feeling your breath flow
through the limits of your lips
feeling the weight of your day
coat you like the clothes on your back
giving your body shape.