Wake Up!

If we were truly awake

to what matters in life,

we would

 

play and laugh, enjoying just each other

with uninhibited delight

because we love each other so much;

 

we would

 

savor the unfolding instants,

soberly staring into each other’s eyes,

cursing and praising time,

because we love each other so much;

 

we would

 

meditate together on the truth that we will have to die,

grieving and sobbing and wailing and pressing our bodies together,

hating to let go

because we love each other so much;

 

we would

 

break every politeness and taboo against expressing love,

break our fear of loving too much,

break our fear of receiving too much love,

BREAK our hearts open

purposely and urgently and desperately,

knowing EVERYTHING depends on succeeding in this,

because we love each other so much.

 

If we were truly awake

to what matters in life,

we would.

 

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