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Antique Light

Another Afterlife
Another Afterlife





The sky with all its foam and layers


has shifted from form to waves

of brutal joy.





What cruel bliss to know there is an


ocean of these crackling, blinding

drops of knowing





just a life away.




Another earth was born today

while I watched




and all I had to do was be here

and here was everywhere,

still and decoded and angelic

like a dog that saves its human


every moment of its short life,





and I finally knew it:

There is nowhere to go but here

if love is the journey.




In a world of deeply-etched formulas

and endings and no's




love begins and ends with one word:

yes.




It was in this dismantled and shapeless


Real World,

between cement people carrying time


on their backs




and the endlessness that

yearns for us,




I stumbled into a love

that could crush me,

scatter me

and remake me into

any imaginable, glorious thing.




God breathes and the stars awaken.

One breath and a universe shows up.




In a voice too human

to match the wonder,

but following the current


that leads to the vastness of Now,




I rehearse another afterlife,

I spill like the enshrined passion

of a martyred sky

and I answer

"Yes".







Patricia Joan Jones

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