I was lonely, so
I went looking for my friend,
But when I arrived at the usual place,
all I found there
was the red lady.
All gone, she said,
Gone beyond, gone
beyond the beyond.
The air shifted, the speakers crackled
To life, the sound of deep voices
OM AH RA PA TSA NA DHIH:
And a great wind blew through the space,
And all was still and silence.
My heart is full, dear one,
As I gaze into the space where I sought you.
Tears fall down my face.
But I have to get back to work.