I remember when I first saw her,
how I cried and cried,
My tears falling into the vast cavern between us.
I couldn’t believe she was real,
and even though she was so far away
from where I was,
I could feel the cord of connection
I set out to find the path
through the cavern.
The way was winding and unpredictable.
In dark corners I encountered the eyes
of everyone I had been before
and the wisdom of lifetimes came to me.
In the blinding light my eyes
were cleared and the searing heat
burned away everything I no longer
needed on this journey.
With each turn I set something
from the past aside,
and in its place a new tool
came to me.
Just in the moment where I
was farthest from her gaze,
a simple turn in the path brought me
all the way to Center.
There was no one there.
My heart panicked that all
this journey was for nothing.
I stepped into the center of the labyrinth
that it was me,
the woman I had fallen in love with,
for my own arrival
to this moment of awakening.