à l’envers

I rise from my body
My fall à l’envers
Through cold brilliant sunlight
And thinness of air

Past floating ions
Into almost bare space
And I shift my gaze back
And I wish for your face

I’ll one day return
With the wind in my hair
Some bright afternoon
And all devil-may-care

With that kiss I’m left owing
Until it is paid
With our love I left holding
When I fell away


Á l’envers is French for upside down or wrong way to. It is pronounced a bit like “ah lon vair”. The s is silent.

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