I read Hafiz — No —-
I absorb Hafiz
as I have absorbed Rilke, Rumi, Gibran
as I have soaked up Christian Scripture,
The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, The Sun.
You — singing to me
asking me to dance
for years now — forever.
Yes — are you ready?
Do you think I am finally
brave enough to take your hand
step away from the ground —
There is no longer earth beneath my feet
anyway. I have been falling in you
for years —
Do you think I am
Yes. I would love to dance with you.
Forever in your embrace
groundless and free.
in the air of bliss.
~September 2019, Myrtle Beach, SC