Flame in Wind

Wish you had seen the sunset tonight.

It was the pallor of a burning ship

At sunset. I cannot get out of my mind

This photo: a little burning boat contained

In its flames on the water. There are three

Steps, not burning, beckoning Come down

From the harbor. The sunset was the color

Of burning sails at a most marvelous sunset

Near Venice. I have been waiting to write you

In this cataclysm. What you will do

When the brittle photo catches in your hand

Has been written. You will experience

The writing of your favorite re-read letter.