August 13, 2014

then, now. hello. goodbye.




it's funny how the circle comes around
tail to tail
fullness teeming
a cellular macrocosm.

you think backwards in time
to when you met
a solemn tall dark stranger
he bought you a beer
you told him your name
hello, goodbye.

a simple meeting
a genuine beginning

oh, but how the line grew long
it squirmed and shook
like a live wire in a storm
the kind in the movies
sparks flying
ferocious bullwhip!

you tried to hold it down
pull it straight
but stronger it was
like a python
like a willful child
only a magician could tame.

what do you want?
the mind wonders
emotions untouchable
receding like the tides.

can you find a way to hold it in your hands?
do you see the circle now?
its berth is wide
embracing you. him.
them.

look closer.

see:
cells divide and collide.

there is much more
than before
the circle is the line
the line is the circle
and gently upon
like broken bones
we tread.