Never, you’ve never been away from me!
Suddenly floods my mind
Like clouds, like sunrays, like moonshine.
It doesn’t just sadden me
It fills me up also with joy,
Exuberant joy –
Like the gurgling of a flowing river
Like the warmth around the fireplace in winter
Like the comfort of a soft shawl wrapped snuggly around
Like the fragrance of magnolias
Like the velvety feel of pansies
In these ways,
And in so many other ways
Your thought brings you closer to me.
In the creases of my dress
In loving endearments
In the echo of my words,
Then suddenly emerge
And become one with me
Like salt in water.
Never, you’ve never been far –