Crowned

We strode among the mountaintops

laughed at its hearty depths

full of dangerous beauty, we dared

each other to the edge

 

A man of bold provocations

that only I could hear

“I am King of Earth and Sky,” he said,  “all this world is mine.”

 

He knew the mountain’s song

and weaved his legs between mine

he was a master of the dance,

sight and sound.

 

When his stomping feet

pierced the ground,

he threatened all with his daring

 

I slid myself beneath his toes

to stop the world from breaking.

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Sorcerer

Take me to the land of your fathers

the land where the fairies roam

show me your glorious feathers,

your alchemical lore.

 

Oh do not hide the marks of

your magnificent splendor,

the furious touch of the dragon

that looms in your hair

 

shift and shape and craft me

with your mighty blow

take me swift into the arms

of your magical cloak

 

there, I ride the winds of dreams

surpass the scope of all imagining

lose myself in the sweet vales

of all that can be known.

In the Still

Looking in the mirror, I find you there

still, but very much present

like the presence of my being

 

you’re there

when I’m walking in the depths of my heart

still, like a barren tree

you stand behind every newly opened door

 

who knew

that all the pathways

somehow, led back to you

like the unfolding labyrinth

of God, compressed upon itself

 

fractals upon fractals

dancing in sweet ecstasy

 

I hold you like the trees hold one other

rising and falling,

two canopies – twisting

transforming

like the riverbed.