February 27, 1998

 

A Leap of a Different Kind

 

I came to an edge

where the reality I lived ended

upon the vast unknown realm

against which my solid world

became immaterial and fleeting

contained within

that great beyond

inscrutable yet not alien

pointed to by all

this world’s unswerving signs

the Reality beyond the real

all encompassing and the grand

confirmation of all I knew

what else could I do

but leap

 

and I leapt and landed

safe

upon the Truth beyond the edge

 

how more reassuring

than to wander this life

avoiding Truth

only to find the edge

bottomless

in death

 

In a mix up over which computer had the more

recent file, I inadvertently deleted the file that

contained the only original copy I had of this

poem.  What you have read is a reworking of

the theme.  I think it is superior to the original

upon which it is based but since that is gone

we'll never be able to tell.