You ask a moment from a singing spirit of reasoning light.
In the prison and heaving heaven of the heart I give
An enigma darkened by wheel rut days & renegade nights
A body pulsing electric waves in shadow houses collapsing
From a life in the space stars make while burning I give
A plea for a crossing of bright water, a linked sea to sail
Silver days, an hour without the trap of tomorrow
Closing down on all unknowing, old migrating souls
Innocent, yet sentenced to be, taken by fatal, sad surprise
Prey in the black eyes of a Great White, you ask an oracle
I say, name from what void rising in blood we come
To what destination pushing away bones do we return
And what are we here
consumed by the heat of seasons
tangled in a net of hours
touching a river
where boats sway setting forth?
I give you the universe for nothing, nothing for all you own
Darkness riddled with moth holes, fire rising from the sea.
Poem first published in print form in CAPS/ Calling All Poets Series Anthology, New Paltz , New York 2020.