Make My Hand Yours

though you should raise
taken over the brakes to the iron
here is my kingdom laid out

these are the light bands set into your eye
many thousands of years in each

this is my kiss
made over the ocean

this is my kingdom
tiny and wide
clasping your hand

this is the tool
green byway
made for you

if you should rise a spirit
if you should raise an army

if you should stay
or come

if you should know how I came too
like you
dead on waking
into the world

unable to see why it should have been abandoned

these are my arms
written into the earth

Robin Wyatt Dunn was born in Wyoming in 1979. You can read more of his work at Read other articles by Robin.