Copyright 2009 by William R. Mistele

 

Once Before

 

Was it not the same sea

The same water flowing free?

Is it not the same sun

Its light above upon everyone

The sky, the moon, the stars

Circles within circles framing day and night?

Were you not there once before

Your beauty next to me?

The touch of your skin,

Your smile, your eyes

The darkness within me illuminating?

A day, a year, ten thousand years ago

I know

You took my hand and asked me,

When shall I see you again?

Light is itself a sea

And you its dream of peace

Still singing from the depths within me