Stumbling into Heaven

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Kazuya Akimoto       kazuya-akimoto.com

Sleepless in the darkness
I lie physically exhausted
                                         watching
for the next brilliant flash
to ignite the fumes of night
hanging like methane in air
                                             waiting
to calculate the emptiness
separating concept & act

No way to begin a dream
except by losing the count
                                     somewhere
between the flash the bang
between the scent of death
the chemical taste of earth
                                        right there
when the foot skips a curb
we’ll stumble into heaven

“Between the wish and the thing
the world lies waiting.” ~ Cormac McCarthy

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About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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3 Responses to Stumbling into Heaven

  1. might we also stumble into hell – or is that always a determined leap

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  2. Maureen says:

    When I am old and tired
    and life is ebbing fast
    read to me from the Holy Book
    the words of hope that last
    for Christ has walked before me
    across that lonely strand.
    His presence lights the darkness,
    my life is in His hand

    Like

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