THE VISITATION

 

 

     The following poem is told from the perspective of a dreamer who experiences the presence of a dead friend.  The phrase cogito ergo sum, I think therefore I am, is Rene Descartes’ famous proposition which he felt proved that his existence was self evident.

 

THE VISITATION

Cogito Ergo Sum

 

Murray it is you

I’ve missed you

His eyes brimmed with tears

Happiness fused to a face full of longing

His family not here to touch

I put my arm around him

Or was it his around me

You are my soul friend I said

He smiled, robust as I had known him

We

Both dreaming the dream of the dead

 

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