Esau

Esau

Genesis 33:4

I run to him
I kiss him
hug him,
over my head
a ribbon of light.
I weep.
Any moment
might erupt
the memory that heals.

Holding his foot
as we chuted toward the light,
when we hug
I remember,
and again —
over my head exploding
a ribbon of dots
a ribbon of light.

james stone goodman
united states of america