stars almost drown lyrics – revelation

trailing triangles,
the lion crawls
lonely, her throne empty,
yellow, abandoned,
the bruised widow moon,
arm covering her face.
below, the horizon glow,
a sunrise unfulfilled.

nodding, we race
in long arcs homeward,
lost in this familiar famine,
stone cistern of a sky.

fly over the unseen stream
under the spinning bear;
overtaking, being overtaken,
so easily we avoid claws and doubts.

home, home,
hammered horizon-thin,
where stars drown unheard,
and widows croak on deathbeds fearing lions.

/ revelation lyrics