The Time of My Life

Geoffrey Heptonstall

Dying, I lose all sense of time,

being one with the universe

until my eyes open in suffering.

The pain recedes, leaving me young again,

but not as young as I become

when as a child I play,

finding innocence by degrees

on my journey to the womb.

Before that there is love

gaining on me all the time.

Geoffrey Heptonstall

Geoffrey Heptonstall is the author of a novel, Heaven’s Invention [revised paperback edition Black Wolf, 2017] and a collection of poetry, The Rites of Paradise [Cyberwit 2020]. See also mention of his work in Kate McLoughlin’s British Literature in Transition vol. 4 Cambridge University Press 2019. He lives in Cambridge.

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