ISN'T THIS THE TIME
(for Charles Stonewall)
isn't this the time--right now!--when you
can no longer keep yourself from dancing
since every molecule's bursting with soul?
isn't this the time--right now!--when bliss
breaks out all over and the nightmares
snaring you release their strangling clutch?
you leap up suddenly both arms raised
splayed hands harvesting fistfuls of Light
thrum! go your bones--they will not stop!
isn't this the time--right now!--the waking
when doubt disappears when the faces
of flowers beam swiveling to greet you?
O this is the time--right now!--that heaven
ignites a vision in your eyes and you see
through every guise the exaltation of love