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Mantra for the Beloved Departed

The presence of your absence
The absence of your presence

They remain with me
these mirror images
reflecting beauty
like a swan on still water

reverberating like music
in the strings of my heart
repeating the impossible
like a mantra , a mournful melody.

With each heartbeat, like a wingbeat
it rises through the chambers of my heart,
this song without words, to float
like a swan on still water.

Your presence is so near
and yet so far away,
I almost hear you say
We're not so far apart.


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