The veil is thin. The military uniforms are displayed. I had a visitor this morning in my dreams, in white just like Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman. He was at first a statue on the campus at Penn, and then he jumped off his pedestal with the ease of a panther, placed his cap upon his head, and fairly oozed through the campus of young and naive students.
I knew him. However briefly we shared the same space, I learned more from him than most of the men I ever thought to love. This man was worldly and only 20. He had the gentle white glow of someone who was very close to Heaven.
He was engaged to be married.
Early this morning he entered my dreams, gentle and confident. He didn’t speak, but compelled me to follow him with a tilt of his head.
Alas I may never know where he was leading me, because I woke up to pee….