The Secret to Everything

by Jerry Ratch


You were still holding yourself 

In your own arms, when I first found you 

You were so fresh 

No thunder had ever spoken your name 

No lightning lit up your veins 


I continued to have the feeling of you 

Between my dream muscles and my lack of sleep 

I carried you inside me in this way 

Like a permanent seed inside my dreamy veins 


And when my hand went searching 

Inside your blouse, I found 

The secret to everything 

I found God