Pure Pain

The purest pain
that ever can be felt
lies at the heart
of every moment of departure
when we must say goodbye
to all we held as dear

yet is not every moment a departure?
as each moment of experience
must surely just be left behind
even as another rises to consume
the scope of our attention

but now and then
a moment born of utter clarity
reveals all eternity
within its cyclic variations
and all at once
(yet really not at all)
we of a sudden come to realize

this pain as simply energy
that seeks to move again
to blend and reunite
within an endless tapestry
of mattered motion

as emotion swells
to overwhelm
and save this endless
night of day
at last . . .


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