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8 September 2008
I looked for you all my life,
found you in many places.
I lusted after your beauty,
saw it in many faces.
But each illusion faded
as the world continued turning.
The days drew on to sunset.
I saw the horizon burning.
'That's fine,' I said to The Mother,
'If that is how it must be.
This journey into sorrow
has held much joy for me.
'I thank you for the pleasures
and for the lessons learned.'
And I prayed for a spirit companion
while still the horizon burned.
I travelled across the horizon,
plunging into the dark.
There was no ground beneath me.
Ocean and sky turned black.
Sunrise flames on a new world,
a horizon flooded with light.
All names and faces merge as one,
and I sing on my forward flight.