Friday, August 03, 2007

our lavender love

I was resident of the Richmond for just about two weeks
there I laid down next to you on a bed of lavender sheets
finally feeling, after 22 years, the comfort that home brings

There I spent lifetimes with you and made lifetimes of love
We laughed and cried and dreamed up more lifetimes
We raised children and watched their children giggle at our silliness and we grew brittle and closed our eyes and died there
In our bed of lavender

And when they took our bodies to burn
They wrapped us in those same sheets
and the whole city smelled of aroma therapy
all was calm and beautiful and folks stood in the streets outside their homes with smiles as they breathed in the sweet perfume
of our lavender life