Myself When I am Real
For Charles Mingus
The sun is shining in my backdoor
I picture myself thru jewels
the outer brittleness gone as I
fold within always. Melting.
Love of life is love of God
sustaining all life,
when wrong or un-self-righteous
in drunkenness & in peace.
He who loves me
is me. I shall return to Him always,
my heart is rain, my brain earth,
but there is only one sun & forever
it shines forth one endless poem
of which my ranting, my whole life
is but breath.
I long to fade back
into this door of sun forever