The mind makes every attempt
at compensation
for loss

Even when understandable
or necessary

All available tools at hand
are employed

Awakened (as usual) by the jungle
residual jumble

Images exactly
as from a dream
bring some semblance
of solace

While consciousness considers
the seamless transition
brought by clarity
and faith

Her presence
somehow seen
in a long-sought image
of unknown suffering

The connection
less thought of now
as resumption
of a previous theme

More the mind melds
with milder metaphor

An ending with promise
of new lives
unknowable joy

A new day