For One Who is Lost

23 Apr
by Woody McCree

My Love for you fills the universe.

What the first wave of radiation felt

When that first pulsing particle expanded and stretched

To become the outward edge of all galaxies,

That is the love I feel for you.

 

The drive to reach for nutrients

In the fluids beyond the first amoeba’s cell wall,

That is the love I feel for you.

 

The longing of trees for the earth

As they send roots downward

Into crevices between stone and clay,

That is the love I feel for you.

 

The way of a wolf with her pups,

The instinct to protect and snarl,

That is the love I feel for you.

 

The yearning of stars that hurl their light

Past aeons to reach a thousand distant worlds,

That is the love I feel for you.

 

The lip-quivering, hand-trembling, wine-struck staggering,

Breathless, hopeless, endless-

That is the love I feel for you.

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