When day comes, we ask ourselves
where can we find light
in this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry, an ocean we must wade.
We braved the belly of the beast.
I have seen you in millions of places.
I met you in a million forms.
We met among the ruins,
the ashes and the bones,
we lost them all, but we found each other.
I saw your lion heart, and it pulled me.
I saw the creation and the destruction in your eyes.
I see you here in the mud, on the rock,
in the rays of the rising sun.
We are dead and alive,
we saw a thousand Christs go by
As they went up to Calvary but
The dove it found no resting place.
You were where our solar system was formed,
you whispered something to me for eternal love
and then you fell from my hands
and everything became fire.
All the myths always showed you.
We are man and woman,
plant and stone,
amorphous and form,
swallow and eagle, snake and gazelle,
fantastic creatures of the depths.
They crucified us, beat us, tied us to poles and burned us,
wrapped us in gold and silver jewelry,
then exalted someone in the world
and then we were ridiculed.
We stood together in front of the executive detachment,
our bodies pressed against each other for the last time,
flesh by flesh,
as we became utensils for the spirit.
But don’t forget You are my brother,
my sister, my child.
I took care of you from infancy and you took care of me.
We were lovers and friends,
we recognized each other with countless disguises,
here on one side and there on the other.
And in the end, there were no sides at all,
only this magnificent loop,
this One Circle --
majestic, magnificent, royal, timeless,
utterly mysterious and towering above all things.
Print me in your heart, love is as strong as death.
Does not matter.
You are inside me and I am inside you
and we will compose again a humanity
committed to all cultures,
colors, characters and conditions of man.
Image (c) Alexis Karpouzos