NOWHERE TO GO
A Xanadu poem
Gone, gone, gone into the dark spaces!
the lost lovers and friends we knew,
all gone with their lovely faces
into the tombs of time. You, too.
You, my love, once so beautiful—
a rose in the gardens of fever!—
once loving, once loyal and faithful,
you have scored your last kiss for ever.
Your eyes have turned to dust, my darling,
and no one now knocks on your door.
Rest in peace in your narrow dwelling—
there’s nowhere to go any more.