By Nolo Segundo
Of Ether and Earth
Of ether and earth we are made, not fully one or the other, and so we always feel untethered, ever restless, prone at times to coming apart… whole nations come apart, what chance then have you or I? Our souls seek the air, our bodies cling to earth. We are never one or the other, we are never at rest. Some wait for death, some wait for God….
Love is Not Known
Love is not known, and can never be known. Love cannot be weighed Like bullion or flour. Love cannot be roped— A wild mustang running Free, never tethered, Never corralled—freer Than the North winds. Love has its own mind: It comes when it comes, Will not hear entreaties, Will not beg its bread, For love rules all worlds And love soaks all life. Love is a gangster, Obeying no laws, Taking what it wants. And love is a priest, Making holy life’s dirt, Redeeming then the Wreckage of hope by Pouring its holy water, Quenching all longing Love is a magician, Appearing in two Hearts at once, Transforming the Beast into a man, Girl into woman-- An alchemist Changing lead Into pure gold…. And love can never die. When the heart it holds Beats its last beat, then Love will soar with soul To the next world, for Love is the only key That can pry open Heaven’s heavy door.