Thursday, December 07, 2006

Nothing But This

For Laurence

You leave us here.
We all knew you were
going. Your absence
is no surprise.
Yet it is.

Somewhere between
mind and heart is a
veil of self-deceit, a
lie of self mastery. This
day, as yesterday,
in unending march.

We should celebrate
your freedom from a
broken body. Yet
we will mourn the
loss of your light.
A light that made
ours a bit brighter.

See all the beauty
you never knew you
were. Swim within
the shine of the
Universe. Revel in
the love that we send
between our tears.

For now you know
what was always



Bugwit Homilies said...

Wonderful, Joni. I hope someone thinks of me this way when I go. Thank you for sharing that with us.

Oriiah said...

Amazing Joni. Truly Amazing. Eloquent as always my friend. Blessings.

Joseph Gallo said...

A simply expressed and deeply sensated homage that gets right to the marrow of the heart, Joni.

Welcome to the club. ;-)

the psycho therapist said...

Joseph's words--deeply sensated--gorgeous, like you and your holy witness to this soul, John.


Joni said...

Bug: I'm sure many will think of you this way when you go.

Oriiah: Thanks, babe.

Joseph: "The club"...I'm speechless. Thank you for showing me there WAS a club. LOL

Wendy: Thank you, beautiful one.

billie said...

I absolutely LOVE the next to last stanza.