Requiem aeternam dona eis
requiem aeternam dona defunctis.
Eternal rest give unto them, eternal rest give unto the dead. Have mercy on us.
“He who drinks from my mouth will
become as I am, and I shall be he.”
(Gospel of Thomas)
I am he, as you are he, as you are me, and we are all together.
I weep for the trees. I weep for that magnificent tree. I saw how it fell. Chainsaw massacre.
It took my breath away as I planted the holy basil. I gave my breath willingly, carbon dioxide for its last great inhale before it came down, before it forgot it saw me.
Sanctus, sanctus, I am he,
basilicum occimum, you are me.
Spoken word and music copyright 2011 by Rosemary "Dezi" DeSiervi