When you moved through the cold
a fierce essential flame
I warmed myself at your altar.
ate the afterbirth of day.
Birdsong wrestled with silence.
You covered me in stolen light -
this new and secret skin.
"Honey Moon" was originally published in the New Zealand Listener on 18 March 2006, and is one of the poems I plan to include in my forthcoming collection Men Briefly Explained.
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