If We Fail

Come by yourself, come now alone
It’s five o’clock.
Take your corner, the grey bricks falling,
Your air is gone now –

What if we fail?
What if we fall?

Your spidery legs are bent, dissolved –
A liquid truth forms golden circles,
Breath of decay, dried bodies of mud
With sand in their shut mouths,
remember to shiver,
scatter your limbs –

What if we fail?
What if we fall?

This cool night air reminds me
Of times gone by and mostly
Of love long dead and wine gone stale

What if we fail?
What if we fall?