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


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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