Petrified in rust from stardust,
I’m intaglioed, out of the cabochon sky
A twofold reflection — faces schilling, through the atomic lattice
In Irish irises, I’m settling anew
Collaboration with Havoc and Consequence
Our burning photospheres
Once sprung forth to their highest peaks
The Sequoioideae of space, marvelling at our lofty heights
Yet a ruin grows in our binary bark
Threatening such chaos and calamity
Inevitably to be pulled into a great nebulous stir
Overcome by the tug of war
Of fighting zodiacs and the duplicity of time
The catastrophic collapse swell into the blossomed nova waves
An ethereal outreach on god’s fingertips
As our space sediments
Brought by stellar winds
Found their way to this cooling valley
Where we rose to life
Spread about on vast lush pastures of complacency
Fertile like the Nile’s riverbed
That stream of thought
Wavering on the edge of existence
Counting the memories as they floated by like clouds
And we began to bottle up and measure time
But our greatest fiction yet was to
Forget our stardust aril souls
But now we feel the metals in our blood
The fetter of cosmonaut coins that rattle in our brain
And that endless acceleration of gravity
The only feeling we allow ourselves
Our whirling fire
The core essence to recall
Orbiting a repose and the quietening of quantum regret
Imprints as a marriage had once been
Capturing our ultraviolet ascent
Now we wait to be lifted up
Coddled once more in that stellar nursery
Suckling the teat of Shiva
Covered in the interstellar yoke of change
I found the stars in puddles today…and poured them in my cup.
A cup of stars…
Washed down and warmed my belly.
It took the brown out of my skin
And turned it porcelain.
I thought I could glow like this forever,
But the incredible light burst forth from me
And dazzled into a trillion colors.
And this was what was left of me
Hues swirling through eternity,
To fill up countless irises
Of wishers and kissers of the night.
To shine upon velvety skin,
Of girls that I could have never been.
And when they bathe naked
They absorb my energy,
To color their cheeks rose
And their navels, for the tongue of a boy…That will love them.
Poem and Photos by: Naomi Ruth Saharski W.