Friday, September 16, 2011

That Was How We've Been

For Wenzi and Riza

That was yesterday, I was a fire rock
And you were the upthrust wind
That was how we’ve been.

Everything trembled in our oasis
Because we have to get there,
And you -  I want you endless.

That was how we’ve been
When I was young,
And you were younger
We carved caves and rocks
Cut fields
Crossed lakes
We passed sun and moon
Like smoke.

You grew up well.
That was how we’ve been
Raising your arms to God
Kissing the earth, the wonders of life -

And like stars -
Your eyes, 
Love and joy gleamed. 

Rosevoc2. 9.17.2011

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