So Here We Are


So Here We Are

What went before

My shell of tears and rain

A cold and distant room

Is now a vacant space

An empty place

….

An abandoned chapter

In an unfinished book

The passages we must regret

The words bleached from the pages

In front of me an empty sheet

….

The book is open

Fallen open

The text trailing across the chapters

Travelled

From some distant place

….

To this very space

This exact space

Rushing yet

To homes unknown

To places strange and yet unseen

….

So here we are

Right here

No picture of the past

No hint about the future

The beginning a mystery

….

The ending yet to be written

You

You were always my yearning

Your soul I breathed

With every breath

….

You aroused the gentle breeze of summer

Sad

Like a sacred song

And misunderstood

Like pain

….

The window of my soul opens

Pages on the wind

Thrown aloft

To escape

Into the clear turquoise swell

….

Into the vast space

Between heaven and earth

In an endless undulant and silent flight

Burning with passion and with fire

Through the leaf red passages of time

© Ann Bagnall 2014 (Revised 2019)

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