For ages I have tried to keep you afloat. My arms ached, my body became stiffed, my skin cracked.
In my battered soul, only echoes of pink conches on a faraway beach. I can smell the salty ocean.
I should have spent an eternity loving you. Instead I spent a lifetime defending you.
But, don’t, please, don’t talk! I am here. I will wipe your tears again. See, my fingers are touching your face. My eyes mirror yours. I can feel the heat of your body.
That noise! What was that rampant noise?
Time comes to a halt. The blood stops pulsing in my temples. The wind dies. I can’t feel my dress caressing my hips anymore. I can’t touch your face. I am losing you. The soil is shaking. The sky is opening. I can’t breathe. I grasp for air.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, your love hits me with the power of forever. I can breathe again. My arms don’t ache anymore; my body is fluid, my soul transfigures. A shower of scintillated light envelops me.
Heaven and earth bound together!
As above, so below!