Love and Beyond
Two sleepy amorists embraced on a flying carpet
high above an aurora of sentinel blue stars
ignited by phosphorescent splendor,
enraptured by a plexus of skin and bone,
an hermetic envelope serenely sealed.
They climb up Jacob's ladder one step at a time
bedazzled by the wraith of mother,
who used to dance on Drury Lane
and father, skipper of the Bluenose Ferry,
his barnacled hands kept the bow in the wind.
Peering out at the abyss hanging on tightly
they let go lightly witnessing the changes.
Cataclysmic flames rattle the eye,
cyclones blur dissolving images of the past,
stunning bluish glacial ice of a frozen tundra
washes into tidal waves sweeping herds of striped zebras
across the land as turtles burrow into blackened furrows,
elephants thunder along a petrified landscape,
the luminous bardos of life: doorway to awakening.