“What thou lov’st well shall not be reft from thee;
What thou lov’st well is thy true heritage.”
To become who you already are, you’ll have
to go looking. Ridiculous as it sounds,
you won’t find it from there, and you won’t
Find it alone. You’ll need to keep moving
to keep up with an ever expanding universe.
You’ll need to find an island, one
with fire still inside. You’ll know you’re there
with your fingertips. You’ll feel a
low volcanic vibration, unexpected
and elevating the earth beneath you.
Consider writing a play, one without end.
Your story should reflect like sunlight on water,
and be performed on an outdoor stage.
Create characters with storybook names,
known only to you and your closest friend.
Name your theatrical park after memory, and
embellish it with angels both in flesh and
in stone. This is where you’ll find your mirror.
Build a home that echoes your voices,
leave the windows open to a cappella birdsong.
Finally, but most importantly
If you are going to believe in anything
(anything at all),
believe that the rest of the world
has changed with the both of you
for as long as you possibly can.
(For Jason and Katrina Lewis)