In the beginning there was desire,
and desire became Will –
like tulips chasing after the sun,
we’d chase each other for a warm embrace.
Bring smoke, bring flame, bring storm,
and every trial and travesty
(and we learnt the meaning of the words:
“we would sooner have the void for purpose
than be void of purpose”).
Having braved the smoke, the flame, the storm,
we find ourselves still standing here –
not without our own challenges, but
with a bit of newly-gained wisdom.
And now that we’re here at the coast,
looking out to the open sea,
one foot in the water, Love, please let me know:
what is it that you see in the distance?
Published in Acumen 99, January 2020.