Is there sky
Is there sky large enough
To be an envelope that catches
All the beams of light thrown
Like sparks from my memories of you?
Yellow haze round about a sunflower
Is just approximate to the halo of smiles
That was normal for your face
Saffron and rose petals my heart became
When softly you sank into my arms.
No river could flow scathing and cutting
That could tear asunder the connection of
Our two hands knit one into the other
Like roots take hold of the earth
Yet now caught and held up in the air
Like warm drafts do to milkweed
On hot summer afternoons
My memories are hanging on buttercups
Lilting on wings of the lark
You are still here, all here
Never have left me, your skin is a scar
Throughout my body, leaving roads and maps
And hills and gullies and you are all here
My blood flows with your hair slightly
Covering your eyes as you wake upon
A brilliant morning.
Chemistry cannot explain this image
Any more than astronomy can explain
The love affair of the planets and stars
As they dance and walk and swirl round
About an ever larger partner. We all swirl,
Each of us, to an invisible yet bigger part
Of the whole.
Is there sky blue enough to tempt the ocean?
Is there a more perfect kiss of the air and the sea?
Is there a happier embrace than my memory of you?
Behold I am coming from the future, walking backwards
And I am reaching for your hand