The Heart of the Matter
August 01, 2013
What Is This Strange Forgetting?


What is this strange forgetting
that has taken hold of me lately --
this being unable to remember
that everything is
sacred, holy, and alive?
The absence of you, my Friend,
surely has something to do with it.
Your being gone has opened
a small hole in me,
a pinprick,
the kind blood brothers make,
but you are nowhere in sight.
Where are you?
Something is leaving me slowly,
there's a leak I cannot see.
A day's worth amounts to nothing,
a week's would barely fill a thimble,
but it's been months now without you
and I am starting to notice,
lurking like a stranger in my own shadow
and sleeping just a little too long.
Hey! I've got an idea!
Why don't you cross the universe today,
take a left at Alpha Centuri
and show up unannounced at my door.
That would be very cool,
I can't wait to see
the looks on the faces of my friends
who have been so diligently reminding me,
these past few days,
that you are already here.

Excerpted from Full Moon at Sunrise

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at August 1, 2013 04:05 PM


Hi Mitch!

Who wrote this - it wasn't you was it?'s pretty good I must say!.


Posted by: Pamela Smith [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 7, 2010 09:20 PM

so sweet, so lovely

Posted by: Susan Armstrong [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 8, 2010 03:22 AM

Pam, yes, i wrote this. Two days ago.

Posted by: Mitch Ditkoff [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 8, 2010 01:13 PM

What diamond-like friends
who remind you
the Friend never leaves -
Serve them, as you would
serve the Lord -

Posted by: j bhutu-ji [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 9, 2010 04:51 PM

Mitch that was playfully beautiful, it makes you feel like skipping through the roads.

Posted by: Chris [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 4, 2012 08:44 PM

beautiful, mitch!

Posted by: David Coyne [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 4, 2012 09:03 PM

Bullseye, Mitch. I want to cc this to everyone I know. I'm sure both of them will really enjoy this.

Posted by: George Dragotta [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 5, 2012 01:42 PM

That's an exact echo ringing out from my heart because I too miss him so much.

Posted by: Chris [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 31, 2013 11:35 AM


Posted by: Jon Lloyd [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 1, 2013 11:41 AM

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