The awakening

Posted on: 24 April 2022

Winter Solstice in Spain

The great grief
Upon rising
In the darkness
Before day break

Is discovering

That the nights dreams
Were only dreams

And the separation
Is awakening

Clouded eyes clear
As the blanket
Of your warm embrace
Slips away
Leaving me here

So once again
The day’s sacred work
Can begin

Stumbling my way home
To the source.

The awakening

Sam Lacey