Jug

I poured out this jug of emptiness
until the world was full.

The night in my cup overflowed
with stars of ecstasy.

Brother, we got drunk
when we were still each other.

That was long before we became two.
We still can't tell the difference

between darkness and light.
All we do now is sing.

Endangered pods swim through our eyes
seeking sanctuary in other gazes.

The old earth dissolves into this one
every time we blink.

There is a sound that roses make
when they blossom at midnight

at the touch of the moon's fingers.
We hear it when we breathe.

Remind me, inebriated friend,
what the password is for entering
the kingdom of silence.