There! The sun shines on the green wall.
Wall of the forest facade.
I see just the first bank of trees
In leaf, showy and bright.
But vision is not just of this.
Penetrating. I see.
I’ve been there before,
Beyond the facade.
I’ve walked through the layer of bright-lit green.
I’ve walked through the light.
Away from song and dance of everyday.
Into the past. The future.
And into the silence of now.
Even the rustle and twitching of unseen events
Adds to the silence of a softer hue.
Sings of a cool summer shade
And touches the glade of memory:
Your first breath in my ear.
The word before I knew
I walk. I sit.
I dream and fly.
And we are together.
Beyond the facade and the song.
Till the sun’s angle changes everything.
And there is but one peace.