A deep encounter
allows no parting.
You're still there.
You stare at me and talk repeatedly to me.
The memories of you keep me alive.
Even your untimely death keeps me alive
Even now, so long after our first encounter.
April 1, 2006
A FLAME IN OUR HEARTS
in loving memory
words by Shuntaro Tanigawa - many thanks to Mariko and Swoon