For Eti

Calm down, the wind said,

You are now prepared

For all that’s lying ahead.

Your body light, your feet bare.

You’ve crossed this road 

Between here and there

Like a feather of a bird,

Reaching firm ground

While kissing the air.

They’ll still love you 

As if you were alive, 

Gently touching their hair 

With the lips of the wind

You are married to

Now and forever.