So now you are in transit-
Magnificent barge of life cut loose
Drifting downstream to the open sea
You go, a king,
Love, the one strand left
Linking you to us on shore.
Ego gone, body crumbling
Love lights the passage fore and aft
Sounding a clear bell from soul to soul.
Go now in majesty
Calm currents bear you
Out of narrow waters
To oceanic space,
To your star.
Copyright © 1994 by Doris N. Sutton