the end of a sure beginning

Klee_MayRest in peace, our dear Maya Angelou (1928-2014).

Here is Passing Time, from the 1975 anthology “Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well.”

Your skin like dawn
Mine like musk

One paints the beginning
of a certain end.

The other, the end of a
sure beginning.

Image: May Picture, by Paul Klee. 1925. Oil on cardboard. The Met has put a great deal of their collection online and I’ve been staring at this one for a while.