Emeralds & Microscopes

You are welcome to visit me
any night in any dream
I will leave the door unlocked
come inside and let me say your name.

You had somewhere else to be
so you couldn’t wait for me
flying on the astral plain
meteors and minerals and rain

As above, so below
is this true, do you know
now that you have looked in both
emeralds and microscopes

Either way, come visit me
I’m waiting for you while I sleep
and though I know that you can’t stay
I just want to see your face.


Rebecca never got to meet Sarah, her mother-in-law, but the text says that Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death when he brought Rebecca into his tent (Genesis 24). I imagine Rebecca imagining the woman who raised the man she loves.