IN PRAISE OF YOUNGER WOMEN

 

Singing a song

Singing along

In praise of younger women

It is not the body

No, it is not the flesh

I can see both

Both before and after

Now

And know

Realize

It is all just fleeting

Temporary

Changing as we speak

It is more than flesh

Much more

It is that which endures

On transparent wings

Thoughts are things

Out there

Forever

And it is these enduring things

That make younger women

The greatest single thing

Ever

Placed of the face of God’s green earth

Yes

It is the way they think

The quality of their thought

Process

The texture

The direct simplicity

It is the illuminating lightness

Of each individual thought

Lifting without effort from earth

Disappearing into the light

Nary a dark corner

Anywhere

Within the inner sanctum of their mind

The light

Spills out of their eyes

Truly…

A gift to humankind

Singing

Of an endless blue sky

Of fields of wheat swaying in the noonday sun

Of the roar and courage

Of the great and vast ocean

Singing

In praise of younger women

In sum

The greatest single thing

Ever

Placed on the face

Of God’s green earth