After Life (for Rachel Bissex)

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

After Life for Rachel Bissex
There is a light

that wakes us up,

and gets us out of bed us out of bed each day.

It is not the blue neon of digital clocks

announcing a central point

in a specific time zone.

Nor the orange ball breaking the horizon,

creating the very time zones

of day

and night.

Though it does create its own time zones.



Back then

and tomorrow.

The light of life creates and crosses each of those horizons.

There are those that believe in an afterlife.

I am one of those.

But after life is

as complex as the soap operas of our daily lives

as simple as human history itself

as misunderstood as a the pearly gates

as over interpreted as the river Styx.

After life is simply that:  After Life.

The life that we leave here on earth — after life.

It is the life we leave - the world we have helped create

for those after our own life has left us.

You, Rachel, have left for us is a perfect heaven

through the light you have shown.

That is that light that gets us out of bed each day

may we continue to shine your light

  • right here -

in the heaven that you have created

so that others may feel it

  • right here -

in the after life

for ever.

updated: 15 years ago