For my friend, Weldon McFadden
Now that you are free
and the distance between stars
has become less than a hair’s breadth
and all of time
has been reduced to a single eternal instance.
Now that you have acquired
the ability to whisper
into the dreams and imaginations
of all those who have shared your life.
I hear the echos of your laughter
traversing the universe,
as all your fears, your burdens,
your limitations and your sufferings
are transmuted into mirth and joy
upon your return to the heart of all creation.
Thank you for the blessing you have been,
for the many gifts of love you have given us
that have lifted the hearts of all who knew you
and brought smiles to our days.
Guide us now, dear friend,
Now that you are able,
that we might follow you
into that sweet place
of abandon and utter delight again..
Now that you are free.