The Mighty Eye in a Brief Eclipse of Time - Part 1

Written by: Terry O'Leary

Umpteen billion years
Big Bang, supernova, gas
Brief eclipse of time
Gases swirling, fall
Sun and planets, water, life
Brief eclipse of time
Another billion
goo, amoeba, fishes swim
Brief eclipse of time
Movement, changes, flux
slither, crawl, climb, walk and talk
Brief eclipse of time
Ra, Sol, Helios,
Mithra and the Mighty Eye
Brief eclipse of time
Life begins and ends
birth, joy, laugh, cry, death, and dust
Brief eclipse of time
Waves cleave sea, shore, sky
enfolding, watching, listening
Brief eclipse of time

The Mighty Eye – unfocused, stained, diffuse –
began to slip and slowly sink,
while frizzled waves imbibed her searing tears,
with salted languid lips

The Mighty Eye was weary, thin,
peering through the frozen cracks,
as some straying clouds,
floated feebly by
and waxed their billowed tracks
upon the heated sky,
and cooled the rush of rolling waves
beneath the blotted sky

The waves, they hung in time and space before me,
– gently tumbling aging pebbles
and lifeless shells across the shifting sands –
seemed unaware
as they once again began
to veil the Mighty Eye,
to close the Mighty Eye,
to blind the Mighty Eye

Or perhaps they really didn’t care
For, as the frazzled froth is rushing forward,
slowly toward the sandy shores beyond,
to retreat and then to rush ahead again,
it matters little if the Mighty Eye casts
her blazing glance from high above,
or else retires for the night, 
kissed by liquid lips of distant faithless waves...

in a brief eclipse of time

Continued in Part 2