(to Donald M.)

 

In the fall of light
as before a curtain
there is forgiveness,
amnesty.

 

To reach this point
we rant and croon
protect... reject
and forget--

 

It all works:
to give in is not
the action, but an opening
of one's palms to receive
the unconditional.

 

And no one ever can
determine deserving--
love is
amnesty.