What Survives

You lie on the ground
like dead
– how many times
have you died
like this –
You lift your head
and look around
everything is
as white as paper
Nothing there
Nothing to see
No words
Are these the wide fields
of loneliness?
Your body aches
You hurt
Did you lose everything
Did you lose yourself
and now you’re nothing but
a heap of pain?

But then,
you go to your heart
you feel your beloved
you sense him
and you know
you still have love
you still have all