Upon Your Arrival
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Stillness, save a twittering bird ...
Hand on clarity, hardness - fingers spread
Opposing - jets of oily black octopus ink, (resembling)
Manipulated, channeled ... barbed circles coalesce
Language as beauty? As malleable substance?
Oh, indeed ... swirled and crimped with astonishing intent
Into intricate spherical patterns, (of non-linear orthography)
Hello ... what are you ... your names ... mine
And ultimately, why ...
Why are you here?
Can you feel me tremble?
Can you sense that I sense how feeble a creature I am -
How formidable and dreadfully beautiful I find you?
Are you as taken with my atomity
As I am with your grandeur?
Can we find, here, amidst opalescence and ethereality
A place of concurrence? (Time is fluid)
Can we weave a kinship from our difference?
(A divide as great as the ocean of suns that swims above us)
Or are we, in our reciprocal ignorance
Doomed to a tragic misreckoning?
Pray not, that ...
For your awesome elegance
And your fierce utterances ...
Take my breath.
Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2018