AlvernoINK Spring / Fall 2017 - Page 97


As the afterlife becomes close to its end

we are overdosed with gratitude

still focused on nothing but this moment

and evermore these moments will live on permanently embedded between us

this will be the last time for a while

where lungs infuse themselves with the purest form of air

influencing this family to find every inch of beauty that lies within us all

and perpetually we will carry this influence, even on to others who abhor what we have to offer

tonight, space travels among the roots of the trees

spreading eccentric electronic sensations to its red pine skin

we absorb the energy infinitely, recycling affection with neighbors

and I lock my zest with the lips of a lover

the universe grants us confirmation

offering forgiveness and acceptance to all

and for all to pardon and welcome their fellow mortals

together we contribute guidance, for we have to depart home soon

and right here we share one more dance

throbbing the heart of the soil we seed with the soles of our feet

this is where we feel alive

this is home

and it won’t be too long before we can say again

into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul

Victoria Koenig