Dust | Dorianne Laux
Someone spoke to me last night,  
told me the truth. Just a few words,  
but I recognized it.  
I knew I should make myself get up,  
write it down, but it was late,  
and I was exhausted from working  
all day in the garden, moving rocks.  
Now, I remember only the flavor—  
not like food, sweet or sharp.  
More like a fine powder, like dust  
And I wasn't elated or frightened,  
but simply rapt, aware.  
That's how it is sometimes—  
God comes to your window,  
all bright light and black wings,  
and you're just too tired to open it.