The Mystic’s Dream

A mystic dives into the clear

summer sea through garlands

of seaweed he sees

a navel of eels

spiraling upwards.

He pauses his crafty strokes

and ponders the meaning of this.

The sun flashes through his

humming ears and sharks

pull at his sorcerer’s cape.

A word immerses his thoughts

and the pit is pulled from

underneath.

He drowns with the hungry

sharks until there is no more

of his mind to eat,

and is left to circumnavigate

the sun from the surface

under the deep,

reflecting the movements

of the upward swimming

eels.

Dione

Hope is fast approaching.

A moon, pregnant with tears, tunes out.

The sky is a network of long narrow depressions of light.

Soft chuckles and footsteps depart in an exclamation

of dawn stills the laughter.

But you were the belle of the ball,

spinning streaks of your sunny eruptions

on their icy cheeks.

Announcing your name in slow motion:

Dione… Dione… Dione…

Tear-bringer, daughter of the sea, mother of love.

Gaia. Home.

Nothing can do you harm

Search for the look in your soul’s hidden eyes

and let the spirit take you into its arms.

If you exist parallelly in this realm,

nothing can do you harm.

Flightless Angels

We are all flightless angels made to live out our lives on the ground.

Many of us spend a lifetime searching for our wings,

not quite comprehending how else to satisfy our inherent instinct

for ascension.

What days to come?

What days to come will run, will swim,

Will drag me by the hair?

Will flood, will dry, will crash

Into my boundaries?

All I know is that you’ll be there

To cause me pain, to lift my joy,

To take away my grief.

You are time, you are the sea of consciousness,

You are Eternity, you are me.

Still the Love in your Heart

Still the love in your heart, make it real quiet,
So that it doesn’t go to waste.
Throw it not into the chasm of self-doubt.
I am here, your dance partner
On unsolid surface.
We’ll pedal together despite our spindly legs,
We’ll wobble on blessings if we have to
But we’ll never quite aim
for the river bank.