Nick Hawkins’ most recent poem to appear here was “She Stands Up” (September 2013)
By Nick Hawkins
To our dear Mark
If my words would heal your heart where it’s broken deep within,
then I would aureate verses light where your beauty softly sings.
If I could compose a symphony to lift you by our sides,
let my quill father elegant rhythm as tender chords and strings unite.
. . . you will ascend feathered ivory wings,
in melancholic slow resides,
as your tempered steps leave paper traces of touching lips that never die.
If soft eyes were ever declaring,
as to when we said our last goodbyes,
then we can gather drops upon the dew of mornings,
to hold your tears that stole our lives.