I feel like life has changed dramatically
in the few throbbing moments of recent celebration.
What facets of my being have been impacted will reveal themselves in time,
though I can already sense the swell of inspiration
pushing me closer towards the shore.
It might have been the hugs;
such a heavy saturation of interconnection
between souls opened wide.
The flowing, the beauty, the turning of minds;
life remains harsh and chaotic, of course,
for this little bear of a man is no closer to enlightenment than before...
But there is new whimsy to dissect,
relinquished freedoms to observe,
and a seemingly infinite stream of raw feeling in which I grin and will contort.