Here you stand… your mind/ your body/ all that you are (no matter where you are) is always at the exact center of the universe… and all the universe comes at you…. at the speed of light.
Here you stand… Moving out of and back into time at the speed of light… Here and Now… Here in the Now where the single thing in the universe that moves faster than light is time… Here where time… does not move at all.
Here and Now
and Now and Then
and Now and Forever…
World without end.
and the lights lie tumbled out like gems
the moon is nothing but a toothless grin
floating out on the evening wind
the smell of sweat and lube oil pervades the night
and the rush of life in flight at the speed of light
a million footsteps whispering
a guitar sounds — some voices sing
smoke on the breeze — eyes that sting
far in the east a yellow cloud bank climbs
stretching away to be part of tomorrow’s time.
earthbound while everything expands
so many grains of sand
slipping from hand to hand
catching the light and falling into dark
the world fades out like an overheard remark
in the falling dark.
light pours from a million radiant lives
off of kids and dogs and the hard-shelled husbands and wives
all that glory shining around and we’re all caught taking a dive
and all the beasts of the hills around shout, “such a waste!
don’t you know that from the first to the last we’re all one in the gift of Grace!”