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A shadow lashes temple bells to my arms,

laces ceremonial slippers on my feet

like a new-born corpse.

Amber light from a street lamp slides through

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shuttered windows, circling like the

vapor trails of a dying sun

skimming along razor edges sharpened

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against the whetstone of brain cells

14 billion years in the making.

Something shimmering hovers above,

a small seed gently carried within

its comforting heart.

Forms seen only in dim reflections transform

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to reveal the longed-for home where

all endings begin again.

The earth-borne cadence of a shaman drum

washes over with music birthed

by Apollo in the big bang.

Clocks stop their chronic keeping.

Yesterday and tomorrow

empty their bowls

into the womb of eternal now

where fear cannot go and

shadow is no more.

 

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It's hard to write a engaging cosmic poem, but you have done that. This is powerful imagery from start to ending.

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Coming from the accomplished poet that you are, I consider such a comment to be high praise indeed. Thank you, Gary, for taking the time to express your appreciation. Means a lot!

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