The starry sky was filled with constellations --
A bull and a crab,
The twins, the archer and the scales on high --
And you and I transported
On a magic carpet of love and earthly desire.
Now, it seems, we follow a different path,
Underground along the banks of the River Styx
Where the dark gods rule,
Walking together yet separately
In a world where human touch has disappeared
And even a chaste kiss strictly forbidden.
On this journey into darkness,
There is no certainty or expectations.
Like the philosopher wrote so long ago,
You never step in the same river twice
For, in changing, it is changed forever.
So let’s join hands, my love,
And step into the water tonight.
Let’s drift away like two wandering souls
As far as that wine-dark, metaphysical sea will take us.
Close your eyes and dream.
Do not resist the pull of time or destiny.
In the end, the Great Mother will wrap us in her sequined blanket
And carry us home to bed
May 14, 2020