Ah J, if it’s so, if it’s so…

A short, sidebar piece in this morning’s News reported: “…officers responded to another call in which a body was found in the 1400 block of Tremont Street. Detectives said they believe the victim fell to his death…”

SISTERS OF MERCY
——Leonard Cohen

Oh the sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone.
They were waiting for me when I thought that I just can’t go on.
And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song.
Oh I hope you run into them, you who’ve been travelling so long.

Yes you who must leave everything that you cannot control.
It begins with your family, but soon it comes around to your soul.
Well I’ve been where you’re hanging, I think I can see how you’re pinned:
When you’re not feeling holy, your loneliness says that you’ve sinned.

Well they lay down beside me, I made my confession to them.
They touched both my eyes and I touched the dew on their hem.
If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn
they will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem.

When I left they were sleeping, I hope you run into them soon.
Don’t turn on the lights, you can read their address by the moon.
And you won’t make me jealous if I hear that they sweetened your night:
We weren’t lovers like that and besides it would still be all right,
We weren’t lovers like that and besides it would still be all right.

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3 Responses to Ah J, if it’s so, if it’s so…

  1. Mimi says:

    George, My hopes and prayers that is isn’t so.
    Hugs Mi

  2. georgeindenver says:

    Mimi, hoping against hope it isn’t so, as well. Unable to confirm–the “authorities” mum. But, the location has significance; eerie significance.

    Thank you for your thoughts.

  3. Suz at Large says:

    As I said on Saturday, dammit. Just dammit.

    The things we are powerless to change are sometimes so painful. Souls in darkness, lives often driven directly at brick walls. Damage, debris, pillage and waste.

    Thanks for your posts and all the other things you’ve done.

    As you said, hope against hope.

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