The World

He places the bread upon the table.
He cuts the tomato with a knife.
The world enters the window
before he can close it. The world
enters the face of his beloved
who sits down to eat in silence.
The world is flooded with light
and the light covers their bones.
The world echoes in the cave
of their bodies. If they would
reach their hands across the table
they could touch it, this light
rushing across their lips like words.