I spent most my time in the backs of cars,
inhaling the dark behind the stars.
We wandered while our parents slept,
tallying slow the hours kept
charting maps before the dawn
of holy places between the lawns.
Was it only I who saw it there,
gleaming faintly everywhere,
one ragged strand of angel's hair
wound through the mornings that we shared?
A ghost of memory not yet whole,
perching briefly in my soul,
of a new day our hearts extolled,
for both to keep but which you stole.
Somewhere out there you lost your way,
burned the map and kept astray.
Now your mother is awake,
watching moonlight bend and break.