Only for a Day

Only for a day
she will not think
about you
and fish will lose
their way in the water
the burning sun will hang
helpless in its orbit
the umbilical cord of time
will wind round its own neck
Only for a day
she, forgetful,
will place her lamp
between the sun and moon
and the seven sages
of the heavens will be anxious
letters will shatter
after breaking away from scripts
souls will forget their faces
and there will be no mirrors
Only for a day
you will vanish
in an ethereal mist,
a moment
and darkness will spread
to the ends of the universe
lava will gather
inside the earth
and cockles burn
in their shells
for miles
Only for a day's
this body will turn blue
with its own bite