Tracks in the Snow

The Rooster Times

One night
one longer than usual
night
when the snows fell,
when the dogs howled
when the moon hid,
and you,

And what of you
my dearest, my love?
how I searched in vain
the tracks in the snow
leading away from me, leading
somewhere, someplace
where I was not,

When the snows fell
was my heart breaking
were the howls of the snow dogs
signaling something
something hidden, away away
something out of my reach
out of my sight?

One night
one longer than the others
when we held each other forsaking
all others
when the dogs sang
to the moon, to the stars
when the dogs sang
to our love,

How I searched for you
my dearest, my love
when the clouds rained down
like snow,
when the wolves howled
when their tracks disturbed yours
disturbed yours,

When we loved each other
when the sun shone
when the…

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