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It is difficult at times to stay focused on what an incredible species we are… for now.

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MIght We Ever--

Might We Ever…
            by Odin Roark

The depth of agony
A genius creation goes through
The willingness to imagine
Beyond expectant physical endurance

The amount of protected experience
Folded into the visceral sharing of
Pavarotti’s nine spine-tingling high Cs 
In Donizetti’s “Pour mon ame” 
Fracturing listener’s anticipations
Like the shattering of glass
Amidst a lightening bolt 
In bright sunlight

The arc of a leap
The airless still-life
Of a form suspended
Defying gravity
Be it Nureyev
Or David Hallberg


One’s internal turmoil
When allowing a Barber Adagio
A Beethoven 7th
A Coltrane anything
To infiltrate man’s vast network
Those nerves and synapse celebrations
We so often take for granted

How frivolous we have become
Abandoning the gift of prescience
Ability to foresee and control the next moment
That time when richness of nature’s art
Only needs its due respect
To present a stage of creative imagination
Our own magnificence 


Far too often
The brush stroke of a Starry Night
The perfection of a Modigliani distortion
A Dudamel flurry of baton passion
Or the vibration of Tibetan long horns
Arresting our often-mundane focus
Goes ignored

Can we ever
Become again
The gifts
We possess


Will the downward spiral
Forever bury who we once were
Who we were destined to become
How evolution meant we serve
The next cosmic event

Might we ever…

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