Which temple do you seek, my little lost friend?
And how can I help?
You were wandering here alone in the forest?
Or where are your people now?
I wanted to touch him, hold him, protect him
(though I didn't know from what.)
A lost boy in the forest triggered a part of me I lost
long ago in some forest,
never to be found again,
still wandering to this day,
even in a teaming metropolis.
What part of me comes wandering into the forest just now,
to find me here in my own confusion,
lost, alone, weeping in the night?
"You will build a temple in the forest," they told me
several times, emphatically.
And though I honored the vision every step of the way,
saw its foundation, its framing, its basic completion
scratching out the shady outline in the distance...
Still I never quite knew if it was built
done and readied.
And now a boy comes again in my dream,
my vision, to say he seeks the temple.
"I feel a sense that a new doorway is upon me,
ready, opening," I said 3 days ago, then the next day,
a gaping hole in my front wall
where once there stood a doorway,
now merely an unframed rawness
where a new doorframe is built.
Though it is there now, I tripped a time or two on the threshold;
wasn't perhaps ready yet to see that new doorway,
new destinations, forest, temple.
Does the boy know something I don't yet?
Is he from the new temple?
perhaps waits my arrival at its image,
yet to be born and visible to these eyes of mine?
What part of me,
will walk into that temple
and be Cleansed anew?
I surrender, Boy. Come, let us see about that temple . . .