Forever and Never

You open your arms to me, goodbye,
And the beach could sooner resist the tide
Than I can keep from
Wrapping myself in you.

In this moment there is no time.
It is forever, and never.
Laughter chuckles deep in my throat,
Or maybe a sob.

I am clinging to you so hard!
God knows when I'll see you again.
And only God knows
What you are holding onto.

You open your arms to me,
I open my heart to you
And let go.





©2004 Ellen Vanderslice
14 May 2004