Gretel in Darkness

summer afternoons you look at me as though
you meant to leave,
as though it never happened.
But I killed for you. I see armed firs,
the spires of that gleaming kiln–

Nights I turn to you to hold me
but you are not there.
Am I alone?

-Louise Glück

image: from Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti

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