I saw a light shine in a valley. It filled it up just like a sink and the water carved out roadways so you and I could meet. It was a simple act of charity, fortune finally gave in. It had seen me dropping pennies in a well and lent a helping hand. I came across a fountain in a forest turned to sand but my body became dust and began blowing in the wind. All my love was scattered out across miles of empty space until one grain came upon you and stuck to the sweat there on your face. I became flesh again and you were part of me. We danced there in the desert until it turned into a sea. You came down with fever and I wiped the salt off of your brow. I rung the rag out in the sea then began to sing aloud, “In every life there is a death, decay in every breath we take, but I’m glad I didn’t die before I saw your face. Now we can be one until all the land erodes. I will keep on loving you until my heart explodes.”
You smiled then and became a song that I could sing. Every beauty mark became a note that i could play. I began to take pictures of the oasis we had made so that I’d never forget that we shared a sacred space. It is there that I dug up 200 lbs of clay and began to sculpt out statues of the future that we’d made. They were white with fear but had courage on their face and I saw the beauty in the poses that they made. I carved a heart of stone and placed it in sand. A courageous flower bloomed there, its stem the deepest shade of red. My jaw fell open and I stood staring in awe. I swear it was that moment that I finally saw God. So I dug a deeper hole down to the center of the Earth and built a fine shelter there where we could have rebirth. It was in this secure place that I felt we could be free. We had found our centers. They were you and me.