Vernal hours

From spring buds (Photo: Faye Sarras)

Sand in the glass
Or between my toes
Falling
Time in the day
Or in my heart
Beating
Mystery in my arms
Or in my breath
Holding
where your petals are
From spring buds
unfolding.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..