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  • …and the night moved on
    And I wanted to stay, for awhile, with a friend I was just getting to know
    …and she spoke about eyes, an artist who understood their meaning,
    And who’d captured their varied shades of glow;

    From the passive emptiness of addictive security,
    Through the wide-open awareness of a spiritual awakening,
    To the serenity of self-fulfilling recovery, with all of its depths and warm colours…

    …and I looked into her eyes, and saw myself reflected
    In bottomless pools of understanding,
    Deep currents of strength and fires of desire flowing from her eyes to mine,
    Touching my heart, words, like sailboats, trying to express the feeling,
    But falling far short, while bending in the turbulent winds
    Of past journeys, yet moving ever forward, sails straining, pushing towards
    The Island of release…

    I am still sailing now, but land has come into sight,
    And I see it in her eyes…
    On the shore she stands waiting to remove the disguise
    Of this writer’s vague words;

    My soul’s anticipating the feel of her sands ‘neath my feet,
    The warmth of her hands reaching out…

    A sailor’s long journey ‘pon the sea, finally over!
    Sailing into calmer waters, a peaceful harbour,
    He furls his sails and gives thanks - that he’s made it,
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