I knew I would meet you someday;
It was foretold in my dreams
That you would appear in my life
Out of the darkness of a desperate night.
The days came and went with nothing more
Than the passion of my tears
And the desolation of my heart.
I prayed for you with the pleading of a child
Who feels abandoned to the elements,
Alone in a world of harshness.
My wandering seemed endless,
My seeking, futile.
Nothing I encountered
Would fill the deep well in my soul.
The world was on fire,
And I did not see it.
Life erupted in bursting color,
But I was not there.
Hunger was my friend,
Thirst, my companion,
In a barren land, an empty sea.
I surrendered to the void,
Engulfed by its seduction,
Waiting, waiting, until
The winds died in the stagnant air.
Clouds vanished into the ethers
Taking the toll of time
Under the river of forgetfulness.
Now we are united.
You are the universe,
And I no longer despair.
~ Conny Jasper