Saturday, July 16, 2016


for Kimmie

                   The evidence reincarnation’s real
                    Looks strong to me, which changes everything,
                    Though without giving death any appeal,
                    As if this life were just a passing fling.

                    Presumably, each soul’s curriculum
                    Extends through many courses meant to teach
                    Not simply knowledge but, at last, wisdom,
                    The highest, sweetest fruit that we can reach.

                   It’s clear, as well, our soul group stays the same,
                   And we’ve been here together in past lives,
                   Each essence going by a different name:
                   Sometimes we’re husbands, other times we’re wives.

                       Though all of this remains a mystery,
                       It’s good to know we have a history.