An EverPresence of the Unknown

(Just before it happens)


I, taking time to sift through golden dust,

experiencing an ecstasy

at once sexual - mystical

(like a 2 1/2 hour orgasm),

brought on by the image of my love


so strong it became pain, but not all bad

far from it -

the result (I should mention),

Love Itself,

and if there is an explanation -

please don't tell me.


From the short and sweet asever,

asever falling into the slot between

the mundane and the magnificent


where the unknown is a solid perception,

like a wave crashing upon the shore --

and the uncertainty is manifest.


2003 - Hammond Guthrie - Philomene Long