LOVE LETTERS TO FUTURE ME

Artwork: "Wisdom of the Ages", Autumn Sky, 2012 (source)
LOVE LETTERS TO FUTURE ME

To all who become me,
To all who I am,
To all who become from me,

Hello

To all who love me,
To all who hate me,
To all who are indifferent to me,
To all who ignore me,
To all who slumber unaware of me,

You are beloved by me

Through all space and all time
We are connected across this now
My horizon of Self 
expands to you today

To you, the sick
To you, the grief stricken
To you, the terrorized
To you, the traumatized
To you, the overwhelmed

I do not choose this for you
I lend you my holding hands
I weep truth-tears for you
I shake and wail and dance and play, 
knowing what comes next:
Truth-hum, trust the harrowing change

To you, the silent

I write and sing and teach to you, 
this love letter, 
to you, to me, to Self:

Your hurt is welcome here, Self

Thank you for this gift
I see you
You are not alone
I am you and you are me
I love you Self

Let us transform,
and become the worthy vessel of this expression

Hope,
this love letter
we choose to write
to all those who become from us

Hope,
awakening each day, 
loved by yesterday's choosing

Hope,
mysterious love letters
we didn't write,
washed ashore,
from beyond the edge
of today's horizon,
waiting

On towards death Self
I am with you always
Memento Amaris (Remember! You are loved)

Lance Gatlin ©2021

Artwork: “Always”, Kristina Collantes (source)

Artwork: “The Love Letter”, Esmerelda Raven Aponte (source)

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