Maybe there is no heaven
no such place as hell
just the brightest lights whose every beam
is composed
of everything
you ever
made anyone feel.

Glittering and glinting
they will suffuse you
in all the love you gave
all the pain you caused
all that you created
all at once
and your heart gone still
will teach you one final lesson
about what heaven really looks like.

Dedicated to Ian Bawden, a great wise man gone too soon. These words of comfort for his adored girls, love you both. Time is short. Life is quick. Accidents happen. It pays to always keep your eyes on what is most important.

Words © Kerrie Basha, 2018