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True Companions

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True Companions

	
	
	
	True Companions
	
	
	There’s a finite place 
	in a life’s ill-defined time, 
	an Alice-like membrane,
	if you will, when
	at the instant 
	of passing through,
	presence and absence 
	co-exist, life and death 
	are true companions.
	
	I know a thing or two 
	about this side,
	the presence from which 
	I write of 
		love and pain, 
		uncertainty, 
		insanity, 
		birthday cake with ice cream, 
		childhood memories, 
		bullies,
		the touch of my lover.
	
	My-knowing isn’t  
	all-knowing, of course. 
	Lives cross and diverge,
	only to meet again at 
	that instant of passing-through, 
	bringing into question, 
	what’s on the other side?
	
	Go ask Alice.
	I think she’ll know.
	
	
	
	




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  1. Date: 10/19/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Another brilliant piece, I am adding you as a favorite poet and adding this poem to my favorites as well. I enjoy your Haiku but these longer poems are where you really shine. You are a talented guy Jack.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/19/2013 11:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard, I am truly honored... Jack
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 11:40:00 AM
    I love your poem. Life and death go hand in hand, you can't have one without the other. As to your question on what's on the other side - I hope we find a beautiful new world with the love and peace, we could not find here. Sorry to say, I don't know Alice. Great poem. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 9/11/2013 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Alice: "White Rabbit," written by Grace Slick with the Jefferson Airplane c. 1965 - 66: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WANNqr-vcx0 Thanks for the great comment.. Jack
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 9:25:00 AM
    Well this had my mind in a bend. Nicely done!!! :)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 9/11/2013 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Everyone needs a mind-bender now and then... Jack
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 2:22:00 AM
    - Alice knows the most part she told me .... EVERYTHING !!!! :)))) - Well written, my friend, Jack. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 9/11/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Grace Slick knows too... Jack