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  • 121/ into the vanishing day

    I looked down and saw you walking up.
    The universe is mostly movement and light
    and at the end of life,
    we become transparent
    God is either there, or not.
    I’m exactly right or absolutely wrong;
    into space we are sent.

    The garden opened up into a wilderness.
    From one end to the other we walked
    into the vanishing day;
    she smiled, because she was young.

  • I Can Now See

    The world doesn’t look the same as it used to.
    And what was it I was thinking?
    I can’t think:
    everything coming and going,
    my memory leaving.
    May the next life
    when I am young again,
    be as wonderful as this one.
    And as the women pass,
    they turn.

    I can now see
    how everything came to be
    in the garden at home
    above a blue silvery sky
    the whole of life inside me.
    Up through the light
    I reach the end.

    You love me and I love you
    love is everything
    and everyone.
    In the silence of space
    you will know
    love goes on
    after we are gone.