Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Eternal Now

Recently my wife and I
had dinner with elder son
for his thirty-sixth birthday.

To get to the appointed 
restaurant meant driving one
hundred miles, ninety minutes

to spend two hours with son,
his wife and her family:
brother, father and his friend.

For a time just being there
proved so ecstatic, I thought
I’d died and gone to heaven.

It was a feeling of bliss
where life is suspended in
a timeless gauzy incense

with no other sensation 
but the absence of you and, 
in your place, a still presence.

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