Alive On The Edge Of NowHere by Tao Writer

I am here, alive on the edge of nowhere

with a mind full of almost forgotten memories

in an aging vessel of an uncertain duration.

I have lived my life as fully as I know how
with moments of despair and overwhelming joy
both now lingering as equals in a life

untouched by glory, riches or fame

yet one for which I am most grateful.
If I were to give definition to this existence,
I am a poet at heart, a philosopher by education,

a writer by desire and a believer still

in miracles, for I have been blessed with many.
I read, I write, I think, and I dream.

Love has been a sometime companion but

those who loved me, loved me well in this dance

of bodies between the earth and the stars.
When I leave this world, as all things do,
I will raise my voice to howl at the full moon
and shed just one more tear for those forgotten.

I will reach across the mountains and then the seas
to touch for the last time those who touched me.
Then I will return here to my home on the
edge of nowhere and feast on my new existence.