You and Me, Here and Now
By Wayne Visser
What if it’s now? That fateful moment When everything turns Silent, invisible gears shifting And suddenly, your life, or mine Changes forever Sets off on a different trajectory Enters a steep climb Or stalls into a precipitous dive What if this very instant This magic moment Is now? What if it’s here? That special place Where destiny seeds Dark, patient forces incubating And suddenly, your future, or mine Changes forever Marks a new point of departure Lays a fresh foundation Or connects to roots long buried What if this very location This pivotal place Is here? What if it’s me? That reluctant hero Who hears the call Tepid, timid heart beating And suddenly, your quest, or mine Changes forever Looms larger in the lens of days Stretches to the curved horizon Or plumbs the depth of ocean What if this ordinary soul This unexpected hero Is me? What if it’s you? That elusive lover Who fits my edges Yin and yang forces swirling And suddenly, your dream, or mine Changes forever Bends to someone else’s bow Or reaches for another’s star What if this missing half This integral lover Is you?
Wayne Visser © 2013
You and Me, Here and Now (poem)