John and John

i don’t know where

you are John;

i don’t know where

you are

John.

but i am listening to

Coltrane 

this morning

and i remember

the respect

that you had

for the masters.

while i, then,

was just a young

neophyte

positioning myself

as cool

before the message

and the magic

transformed me too.

and now i fill

my Sunday mornings

with music

and memories…

having reached so far

from that starting place

that put

us all

together;

compressed

by time

that dims

as well

as sharpens;

that

takes

as well

as gives–

under the auspices

of The One

who sees

and knows

it all.
Linda Tauhid

©12/15/19

love

love

is all

i had then…

love is all

i

have now.

it is a gift

from the Creator

stored

in the heart,

unfettered by bias

or reason;

it springs free

when provoked.

love has wings

it flies of its own volition

and lands on fertile

or desolate grounds;

being recognized

or ignored,

remembered

or forgotten.

Love is all

i had then.

Love
is all

have

now.
©Linda Tauhid

12/12/19