“Dear soul, if you were not friends with the vast nothing inside, why would you always be casting your net into it, and waiting so patiently?” –Rumi

When the last tear falls
when the last sun goes down
when no stone is left unturned
in the cold cold ground

When I’ve done all I can
at the end of every rope
and I’m floating, I’m falling
with nothing to hold
I will hold
to nothing at all

Nothing at all
nothing at all
nothing at all
nothing at all
Oh it’s clear and it’s pure
and it’s free where I fall
into nothing at all

When you kiss my lips
I forget just who I am
and the sky is the ground
and we fly where we stand

And who we were once before
and all we thought we believed
now the only thing that stands between
you and me and everything
is nothing at all

Nothing at all
nothing at all
nothing at all
nothing at all
Oh it’s clear and it’s pure
and it’s free where we fall
into nothing at all

How many times have I been afraid
of the empty, the empty space
beyond all the not quites, the almosts, the maybes
the times I thought it was my time
isn’t this my time, this time, this time

Let me fall or watch me fly
it’s all the same to me now
through it all I’m living anyhow
in this nothing
there’s room for everything
the flying, the falling, and the all

© Tyler van der Stappen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Nothing At All”
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