It seems I float from room to room

Each door unopened

The smell of sweet perfume

Inhale and take a sip and then another

Can I surrender?


I will, I will just surrender


I don’t dress anymore

But bathe at dawn

And in the twilight

Days pass across me with the touch

Of raw silk

Can I surrender?


I will, I will just surrender


And when the full moon comes

I’ll watch the foxes play

Among their shadows

And then turn to face the grinning women

Spilling from the darkened corners of the room


The fire splutters and fades to embers

Of snapping orange


I will, I will just surrender