You reached out to me & cut me free but my back was to the door. i raged against my imprisonment & fervently did implore for meaning, purpose, reality beyond daily emptiness. i called You, sought You, begged You to come, my yearning was bottomless. You were there yet i was unaware for my eyes & ears were sealed. looking back now in my elderhood i see the pattern revealed. You did come to me, repeatedly, You were not ever concealed -- only the heart can perceive the real & only the heart can feel.