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 Heaven's Invention, a novel (Black Wolf 2017) and three poetry collections published by Cyberwit: The Rites of Paradise (2020), Sappho’s Moon (2021) and The Wicken Bird (2022). A new collection will appear soon.

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