Another Afterlife

The sky with all its foam and layers
has shifted from form to waves
of brutal joy.


What cruel bliss to know there is an
ocean of these crackling, blinding
drops of knowing

just a life away.


Another earth was born today
while I watched


and all I had to do was be here
and here was everywhere,
still and decoded and angelic
like a dog that saves its human
every moment of its short life,


and I finally knew it:
There is nowhere to go but here
if love is the journey.


In a world of deeply-etched formulas
and endings and no's

love begins and ends with one word:


It was in this dismantled and shapeless
Real World,
between cement people carrying time
on their backs


and the endlessness that
yearns for us,


I stumbled into a love
that could crush me,
scatter me
and remake me into
any imaginable, glorious thing.


God breathes and the stars awaken.
One breath and a universe shows up.


In a voice too human
to match the wonder,
but following the current
that leads to the vastness of Now,


I rehearse another afterlife,
I spill like the enshrined passion
of a martyred sky
and I answer


Patricia Joan Jones

View patriciajj's Full Portfolio
word_man's picture

filled with wisdom and

filled with wisdom and insight

patriciajj's picture

That was so encouraging.

That was so encouraging. Thank you!

word_man's picture

you`re welcome

you`re welcome

Cascade's picture

Absolutely beaitiful... 

Absolutely beaitiful... 

patriciajj's picture

Thank you, dear post, for

Thank you, dear post, for your kind words.

patriciajj's picture

Thank you!

Your reply was poetry in itself. It made my day.

Incompl's picture

I live in your poetry, just

I live in your poetry, just for a minute - and it’s a blissful minute. 

Let your teeth show

patriciajj's picture

Thank you for your eloquent

Thank you for your eloquent comments. Patricia