YOU OF VERY SUBTLE MIND
Look to the language invented by a child.
Look to spaces far from kingdoms, far from autocrats,
Look to the blessed––those last in line
As the doors close and they never even know
The doors have closed.
Look to the end of the journey
You set out on that was never your journey.
You open a new chapter,
The one that begins with goodbye.
18 March 2012
Spoken word version from Commune, copyright © 2013 by Jim Cohn.