Such Beauty

9. Such Beauty. cosmic-timetraveler-1327432-unsplash

Such Beauty

 

Such beauty in this empty Eden

All safety, no freedom

 

I do not cry when I look back

I do not see the colors

Only the slackening future

Losing its shape

Before me

After me

A prison to escape

 

Sometimes we do not see the bars

They are as invisible as the dark space

Between the stars

 

The stuff that holds us here

Holds us apart

Makes us appear to each other

In the darkness

Oh, but I still crave the taste of the fruit

The sound of Orpheus playing his lute

 

Before he looks back

I fall, I fall

And the future is blackening

From the past I lack

 

But, ah yes, this is where I dream

This is where I forget

In this infinite stream of elixir

 

Row, row, row the boat

Across the river Styx

Somewhere, as we float away

The river and the ocean mix

Blood and salt

 

We are only human

Not by any fault, but by our stars

 

Clouds rise up into the sky’s scars

And stars collide

The darkness yields

To a great divide

 

Light and matter

Form and spirit

Silent music

Where we hear it in our hearts

As they are breaking

And the ocean parts

 

Let us move through

From paradise to something new

The underworld will wait for us

But we still knock on heaven’s gate

 

The emptiness of Eden

Stands

Where Orpheus might hesitate

 

We go on

 

Do not, do not, do not go back

The colors only lead to black

False kingdoms

Where we are now gone

 

We go

But we go on

 

Look at me, look at us

And breathe the moment

Breathe until you trust

We will survive

This is the only way to live

The only way to love ourselves alive

Is to be mortal

 

By Julie Flanders

Photo by Cosmic Timetraveler

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APRIL IS POETRY MONTH, Day 9

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