(27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine)

No Scale Could Measure

Astonish me in nothingness!
Caress my cheek
The very center of its absence
I am lost.
So, do it please
THEN relinquish me
From your opium-laden stroke.
I float in void,
You are a stellar existence
Upon return
When the light cascades from our faces,
Boundless energy
The cosmic rain!

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What a telling poem. So sad.
My children asked me constantly to read this poem because I always weep at the end. I've just read it once more and skill we.