Did I try to convince you
that expressing anything in language
is like calling out across a parking lot
to someone you only think you know?
Or that no words can ensure understanding?
Did I utter let me turn on my flashlight
& I’ll show you the Sun in its beam?
Did I say what couldn’t be said before?
Did I deny we’ve come through worse than this?
Did I trigger your abandonment issues?
Did I make off with your wealth
leaving you broke & destitute of ideas?
Did I take the words straight out
of your mouth & set them down
right here before you?
Did I tell you life is like a mountain
& whatever you call it
will echo back to you exactly?
So you call life “the Beloved”
& it echoes back “Beloved”