March 18, 2019

Past this time

Dashielle Vawter

Past this time, and behind/inside/underneath that other time too
During those long windows of sand moved by wind
and sometimes fire
Other songs were sung/are sung/will be sung
different songs
nonhuman songs

The earth loves all the songs, she says
it’s not personal, exactly…
…try to understand
None of these beauties are comparable
and time
being what it is
a circle perhaps…
or a sphere maybe
or maybe universes popping in and out of existence like flowers in a field
anyway
time being what it is
the earth wants to hear all the songs
and we in this time are but one

Surely, no doubt your favorite though? we say, smiling, winking, leaning in, hoping to be inside the joke, needing to
believe this
so hard to imagine that we could be loved
but not loved best
that our song could end
and that that ending
call it destruction if you want to
could be a part
of everything being right
and fine
in the middle of all this time and space
we have on our hands

She smiles- firm- sing me your song please
I want to hear what you see, how you live, what you feel, what everything that has culminated throughout all time and life sounds like in you,
Please sing me your specific never heard before never to be heard again song
the song of you in your time your body your heart your family your vision
Sing me your heart laughter hate grief anger joy confusion hilarious song
Sing me your forgetting small-minded lost and found transcendent spirit dancing on a tight rope song and dance song
Sing me your lust filled aching body foolish don’t stop don’t stop take me to the river song
Sing me your faithful soul remembering tender quiet as a whisper and sometimes silent so silent song

just sing
GOD
DAMN
IT
and stop worrying about the whens and hows of your ending
or
don’t stop
but at least make it a most beautiful song

About Dashielle Vawter

I’m a coach, lover, writer, singer, experimenter, dancer and adventurer. Here's to our beautiful lives together <3

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