I close my eyes
the light that was
against my lids.
by Christine Hemp
from “Looking For Your Name” (Orchard Press)
IMAGE: Giotto, Detail from fresco in Peruzzi Chapel, Florence., c. 1320
(viewed with ultraviolet light)
Dedicated to generous, gregarious friend and neighbor, Aline Martin, who just left the planet–after 95 years. Buon viaggio, Aline. Safe journey.