Love

-for LEL


If you die before me
wait for me on the other side
It will be like singing
or like the wind whistling
through barbed wire in Iowa pastures

If you die before me

Or like entering
our half forgotten moments
through the atoms of a roadside flower--
chicory daylily valerian

If you go before

Or like the final silence of a poet
Rimbaud perhaps
or Pedro Salinas or Rumi

You grace my dreams
Wait in the tall grass by the river
Pick a flower for me
I'll find you



-John Gilgun