Your words from deep below the surface
Night dreams filled with wonder and questions
And your laughter sweet and tinkling like a hundred tiny bells
Ringing through to my ears like a song of life
Spun of silver with the just right tone
Wind chimes of a chord remembered.
Eyes open in the darkness listening to the sounds of breath
Across the universe and all around me
Steady and smooth
Textured like a favorite pudding
Chocolate perhaps? Sliding off of spoons
Swallowed with a smile
Knowing it is truly a bottomless bowl
This goodness never ending
A buffet of sweetness.
You spoke with a light smile,
Blue eyes crinkled with such mirth that I couldn’t help
But to smile in return,
And you said something then that made so much sense
Words I had never heard yet knew in my heart,
Gentle reminders about being inside out
And backwards and how laughter was all that ever mattered,
Really at this moment all that did make a difference.
I did not know you in life,
Not in the sense of a friend
Yet I grew up with you through years,
Admired the nature of your gift,
Cried with the world at your unexpected loss,
Yet you come to me in sleep now,
With the words bubbling up from below
A million circles rising me from sleep
Cleansing in the waters of knowing
Drifting like the gentle waves
These messages come when needed,
Bottled with the unknown mystery
Of time and space that can never separate
The minds of the like,
The souls connection.
Thoughts after some profound dreams that woke me before the sun rose, a unique array of characters that were trying to teach me things, and the laughter, yes, that is what I remember most of all, I woke smiling.