tears washed me from the face of the earth,
took me away,
swept beyond the here and now,
to where you were going.
and i had to let you go,
for you to see the place,
i had to let you leave.
tears engulfed the land
and became the sea,
hot hard salt rivers
covered me, and you , and everything.
tears washed me from the face of the earth.
and i heard you say goodbye
felt you leave,
in the silence i heard you speak to me;
‘i am going now, i am on my way to see,
the place where i know we can make our dreams real’
and i felt you leave,
as as sure i sit here with my hands on my knees,
i felt you breath,
as if readying for sleep,
tears engulfed the universe
the oceans bed
‘i am heading out and here i will be free,
i am on my way to see
the place where i will make my dreams real’
for my dear brother. even now i cannot explain the sense i felt holding his hand as he moved from his life with us here. it is hard to call it beautiful, but in that moment i felt more human, more aware of life than i ever have. and in that moment of real weakness i felt stronger than i believed i ever could.