What a lovely, deep poem. Both literally and figuratively. That the ‘bold traveler’ Audax viator could elicit this multilayer beauty is why you are a poet, and I am an uh..very average person who likes to read your poetry. Sort of like the difference between the lightening and the lightening bug as Twain would opine. For example, I looked at the tombstone and thought, well, that’s either a very funny riff on the fact that the woman would never shut up, or it’s perhaps the biblical quote “Be still and know that I am God.” That’s as deep as I excavated. Thank you for the greater enlightenment about the depth of darkness and stillness, Dave.