The Long Home

by Aaron Markuson

Sometimes I wonder . . .
Just how it will be
To cross over to the other side.

It doesn’t worry me, for I have long since
Learned to trust my Lord,
And He said it is good.

But I still wonder.

“Our long home” is what
Ecclesiastes calls it.

I like that.
I like to think of it as home,
With all the good things that implies:
Like love and warmth and understanding.

And “long home,” too, is good.

— from a note left behind by Aaron Markuson