The Pegasus Prize
Winter 2014
Ruth Ilg

"Vanishing Point"

remembering
her scarlet way
of entering his life
makes him blush

even now

my woman of fire
as he called her
never dimmed
her flame       not then

not now at the edge
of his darkness

her ashes     
a wordless prayer 
of  mercy     
drifting on the water
dissolve 
into the reflection 
of the full moon

©2014 Ruth Ilg