FOLDED are the burnt angelic wings, my last heavenly fight where all celestial beings bled golden blood, and afterward all wines flowed.
Today i pour thankfulness and tears into a chalice older than the rocks i sit upon.
How temporal beings unknowingly acting out the last drama above their heads.
Entrusted sacred Heart i have armed against injustice.
The stage hand chooses the curtain’s openings and closings.
Watching as i remove cosmic dust from my brow many living and nonliving things around me perish. Enough! To manage erasure of hope I nakedly rode the wild beast’s silent leap to perish all joy.
Hiding behind human skin, how admired and hated. One of love one of scorn. Alone, broken,
poor, destituded within a face not living but dead they do not ever see. A poet once said,
“they won’t kill you any more than if you were a corpse.’
History of incredible folly. A mind uniquely landscaped by the cosmic bang i destroy all
understanding of word and stanza, painted the color of vowels! A beauty, E quisite, I loved, O you, U nless i am a dreamer dreaming me.
While on the descent I caught a glimpse of…
It was the sweetest thing I’d ever seen, that moment, when not one but two young stars were drawn to the wall like bees to honey.
I smiled like a sunrise.
Sunrise gazed upon a face, one that so many have marveled at for centuries, yet never had time to record in books.
The face was hers.
The one who personifies the poetic tradition of her order.
I exhaled so deeply it seared the porcelain lining of my lungs.
She laughed but it was not the melancholy laugh of a deity preparing for the next incarnation.
It was in pure joy at being behind human skin, how admired and hated. One of love one of scorn. Alone, broken, poor, destituded within a face Ania dedicated me to the Only One i know.
This is the ring she gave me, a pale, pearl – like, peridot teardrop.
Uncle gave it to her.
I bought it to represent the rare beauty of a most human and human – made treasure.
“The closest thing to appearing as an angel.”
— Lauren Bacall Having an epiphany one day from ‘surrendering’ to a divine being, I looked up and saw a perfectly formed blonde woman wearing a white dress sitting on the soft, green grass right in front of me. The woman held my daughter’s blue stuffed bear as if it were an actual person.
She told me to take this bear and I would never need another one.
I knew she was absolutely correct.
I put the bear in my pocket
I held it kneeling at the Comerica Pavilion.
:: 01.01.2022 ::