First Light at Camino Amor

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First Light at Camino Amor

for David and Judy

First light offers its quiet
consolation to the wakeful.

In the dark you discover
day, already begun.

The black branches
of the piƱon tree
hold night like water.
Moonlight lingers on

rock and sand, slow
to let the earth resume
its dusty colors
after the silver hours.

The last star gives
way, submitting
to the greater light.