Sine Qua Non

—Portrait of M & A

Matgit and Abbas on a stoop

the light of the stoop at our back
rich and lush and fine

floods this moment from behind
as the luminescence of our past here

floods this moment of our mind
being, in part, a thing that lasts
and part the motion of a wave
constant as a sine (sine
qua non of ours and
yours & mine)

Jim Culleny