“Suzie, My Lifetime’s Bliss”
But we have this faith – that a lifetime’s bliss
will appear any minute, with a smile upon its lips.*
Well, my Suzie did come – smiling. And she is – and always will be – my lifetime’s bliss.
All those who came close and moved off
in the darkness – I don’t know if they exist – or not.
But my Suzie exists – and our love. And we still smile.
* “On the Nature of Love” from I Won’t Let You Go, trans. Ketaki Kushari Dyson (New Delhi: UBSPD, 1992), p. 105.