Through our eyes, now,
this warm lap of timelessness,
where I have not been
since my first day here,
when you took me in,
beheld me, and drank me,

will anchor me

now that you go
taking with you
that undying love
that limitless compassion
strength only a mother can muster
bringing forth her child.

Buffy Aakaash grew up around hills and lakes in New Jersey west of New York City. He has lived as a queer man in big cities and small towns since then. Currently he lives with his dog, Bodhi, near the Zuni Mountains in New Mexico, writing, and selling food locally.