3 a.m. Connections

yosemite-np-16-sentinel-dome I stared at the world until my eyes

Folded down upon themselves, storm shutters

Against the abuses of the Self and

Of the Other, bound

Like hands clasped together.

 

Tree-Line-1In that darkness

Traceries of images lingered

Burnt like lightning’s path

Upon a brain that could not let go, a heart

That could not forget.

 

We, this precocious thing

Of legs and words and the brilliance

Of right angles that reach high.

We forget too much, too often that we, too,

Are bound to this Wheel.

 

7b6cd534f0f6c29139f83edf1b67f2f9There is no thing, known or unknown,

That is not here, in the space behind eyes, closed protesting.

The rough edges and smooth hollows, sweet

And small that build the bitter arms of galaxies

Here.  Where we begin.

 

Each thing begins with traceries of light,

Fever dreams of a universe that folds endlessly

Upon itself, unrepeating and unending, simply because

A circle has no beginning.  Our days, our eternities

Coiled small for convenient storage, a wave, a double helix.

 

drawing-hands1An unborn form rests in every cell, every molecule

In an infinity that has no center, a composition

That cannot be unmade because it was never built.

Two hands clasp one another, and we are bound

By what we have done and what we have left undone.

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2 thoughts on “3 a.m. Connections

  1. There is no thing, known or unknown,
    That is not here, in the space behind eyes, closed protesting.
    The rough edges and smooth hollows, sweet
    And small that build the bitter arms of galaxies
    Here. Where we begin.

    I am blown away… Those verses are truly beautiful, dear Erin…
    I love your cosmological poem!… love and best wishes. Aquileana 💞✨

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