WAITING FOR YOU
 
 

       Putting things into perspective...
                                     okay?
 

       galactic clouds collide
  hurtling star against star in a cosmic
        whirlwind
    sucking all being into a
        hole
        darker than death
        itself

                                       ...small potatoes, eh?
 
 
 
 
 

       Sure! and...

        It was but a moment
     of galactic time
     that roared past
     as the earth
                in evolutionary lust
                                      thrust forward
        into a yielding sky
        the mountains
        that


 
 

                                        for eons more                                                   (which themselves pass in
                                                                                                                                  the blink of an eye)


shook and shuddered
   (among mists of vaporizing diamonds)
   shooting into the boiling cauldron
        of planetary creation
        the molten matter
       of the earth itself





         And where, later
                                          ...though truly the same moment

                                                                                             still...
 
 

   the wind blows a stream of petals
   from a tree to a rock stippled creek
   as the now softened, rounded
       mountain
        grain by grain
       returns unto the earth
        itself

                                          easy come; easy go...huh?
 
 


So,
tell me,
why

is
each of these minutes
of waiting
for
you
its own eternity
?








(for Kathy)
(Chico, March 1985)