Fox in the Flowers
Can I speak my mind, my heart, my soul?
A darkened mist curls around me
I lose myself in its embrace
Lost amid the lingering dark
Tendrils that swirl and float
Under a purple sky and a distant moon
Sneaking and curling through trees
A figure appears among the mist
She is small and beautiful with eyes that burn with pain and a secret strength that keeps her whole
She holds onto the mist
Clinging to it and embracing it
It wraps around her and from her
She in the unclear dark looks up
She who is at home in the mists
She calls to me...
I walk among the mist and the tall, naked trees that climb into the starry sky
I bring the mist with me
It is beautiful in its comfort
I lie in my mist among small woodland flowers
They are white and pure
They are my sweet-smelling blanket
I lie back and look up at that purple sky
I see stars like distant lanterns too far away to light my misty world
Darkness is becoming me...
I am that mist that glides between the trees
I am home
I am safe
No one can hurt me
No one can light my world and I have no light to be turned out
I creep among the willowy trees and whisper to the night...
Among those soft white flowers a delicate creature lies
Her fur glistens rich russet in the light of the stars
Her bright soulful eyes watch those stars with a rapture
And then she sees me of the mists and smiles at me with her foxish face
Suddenly a human face on a girl's body
"You can join me but you cannot possess me
For I am not so lost to this beautiful darkness
That I can't sense the danger of your mists
Look through these clear woods
These shafts of moonlight that pierce through
They light my world amid these flowers
And what have you? Nothing?
You have my love and always have
May my love light the shadows on your face and in your heart
Because what you see is what you are and what you are is beautiful."