A length of string ties me to you,

clear as crystal, thin as a spider's web.

The ring on my finger glitters- ethereal

as the cloud I must reside in. How else

can such white not appear stark, brash, a

touch too violent for fresh, newborn eyes?

A speck of gentle black descends from the…

Heavens? Transforming from a blemish in the

infinite serenity to an inky constellation of three

points, a fluid V that expands, feathered, wings

which glisten in the imperturbable tranquility. Is

this…

.

"The Powers that Be have sent me to take you."

.

Me?

Where?

Above my head, the Raven lands, stilling…

It cocks its head, its mouth never opening.

.

"You shall return to Earth in a single moment's time."

.

Return?

How?

It's pitch eyes sparkle, knowing…

.

"A body has been chosen for you, and it is your time to fill it."

.

My time has come again, but I

am going back to the place

I was not ready to leave.

A smile sneaks its

way onto my

face.

.

I'm coming home to you.