some say the radiance around the body
can be seen by eyes latticed against
you can notice something rise
from the houseboat of the body
wearing the body’s face,
and that you can feel the presence
of a possible otherwhere.
not a mystical, they say, but human,
human to lift away from the arms that
try to hold you (as you did them)
and, brilliance magnified,
circle beyond the ironwork
encasing your human heart.
Reading this now, the poem works as her own elegy. Check out more poems from this collection - The Book of Light.