Memory awakens
Like a half forgotten psalm
Unquestioning love
Bridges time in no time

Laboring for breath
I become your child again
… Craving ministration
Holy water anointments

Knowledgeable hands
Kneading as needed
Blotting physical aches
With miraculous alacrity

Pure love
Maintains no calendars
Time, death, life
Crossovers, do not matter

Fully immersed in memory
Of your gentle spirit
I embrace your essence,
As you never departed

Nuzzling with mind
My sole tangible tie of you
Wafts of sandalwood fragrance
Steal into my being, succoring

* Raja Ravi Varma painting is internet sourced


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