join me in the ashes
on the unknown side
of the fire

join me my love
where the stars
have ceased to shine
where the rains and seas
no longer wash
the shores and slopes of life

we were as one once
in a brief recollection
of living

soon time
will collapse between us
and the anguish of separation
will be absorbed
back into the infinite

for Ruth and Tom   1992nev2006