Verse

Apothéose

I’ve seen it

exactly how you’ve seen it

streaking between thunder

– mighty tall and pitless.

I’ve felt it in shards of pain

while tumbling down stars and space.

I’ve felt it shimmering magic at the edges of hair

standing on ends.

I’ve seen it melt the world into jewels –

precious, wet with love and faith.

Hold,

don’t name it – it’s from the wilderness

don’t clothe it in skin, in sex,

in merciless seconds across the face;

don’t  hide your little ugly things in it.

Just, sit small

with the soundless dots taking up your whole,

and between them

it will wander in slow.

Image by Dallas Sells

Image by Dallas Sells

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