You wake up and, magically, you’ve become someone else –
You can do this at least once in a lifetime –
As well as every day, and every second if you really want!
Falling asleep is traveling where the dreamgods live –
Falling asleep is where love can no longer even be imagined!
So, you need to wake up and, then, wake up once more –
Awakening out of ordinary awakeness –
Listen, you can do this again
And again and again!
God keeps slapping you gently on the face, saying,
“Wake up, wake up, little one” –
And so you do, but only reluctantly.
Descending through God’s universe-sized face and approaching my wife of many years –
I see her smiling quizzically and starting to laugh –
Because she recognizes me –
She knows who I’ve always been
And has a good sense about who I’m about to become –
That is, her slightly fading but always faithful lover.