|ArtsForge Main Page
Tobin's Art Gallery
Tobin's Music Showcase
He did not cry.
He tried to lift his head from my chest
and open his eyes to the brilliant world.
This was no extension of myself.
This was a life completely and wonderfully apart,
minutes cut from the umbilical cord,
yet eternally separate,
And I, as Father, was merely steward.
My god what a change overcame the universe.
An existential miracle.
A material conversion.
The finite had become more wondrous than all your philosophies,
Suddenly, there were no more principles, no more laws,
no more meanings than this:
my child, my wife, myself.
And I saw my life with eyes infinite in
Awakening © 1998 by Tobin James Mueller
"Ash" published by ArtsForge Press.
All rights reserved.