and post notes and photos about your poem like Gerald Dillenbeck.
Dedicated to Kathleen Brennan whose body did not make it to this millennium, but whose spirit was, and remains, totally transmillennial.
This is my farewell, never goodbye; the one I might have said had I been more honest with myself about your impending loss, more generously inviting a conversation about what I hope to continue learning from you, and what we loved within each Other. I so hope I can redeem our last time alone by imagining what I could have said, and what you continue saying to me.
Your radiant light lives on in daily memory, your immense smile, red-cheeked belly laugh, your compassion for those our society has too easily left out and behind, discarded like carrots thinned in early spring because we planted our seed for over-population.
I learn to see your natural rhythms and resonant care as a sublimely sacred liturgy of humane song and dance, graceful flow and mindful heartbeat movement, racing rhapsody, pace, silence, active peace, even throughout protest, witness, embrace, loving kindness.
To this day, this millennium, I both long for your fair return and belong to our continuing incarnation, informing through your regenerative coincidental intimacy.
This ReGenesis Project evolves from your memory, my heart learning the love part from you. And, I sense you already prehend, in some eternally intuitive way, I am still working on the faith and willingness parts and harmonies of song, for our permacultural adventure opera.
Dearest Gerald Oliver
Thanks much for your kind and generous thoughts and fairing well wishes! You continue sounding like a young adult version of Oliver Twist to me; knowing there must be a way to accomplish anything, if we could just imagine in a richer, more comprehensive, way. Now past the age of my shorter incarnation, you are learning advantages in being born a marginalized bionic alien with Poor Farm credentials.
And you seldom hesitate to ask for even more, but in an endearingly polypathic way.
Happy Trails and Self-Other-Optimizing Trends