Sunday, April 3, 2016

Eternal couplets

 Once upon a time there was a day,
and within that day—two minutes.

 And within those two minutes
eternity came to life in two intersecting lines

as if my little boy and little girl had been born
under very different stars.

With sticky arms we reached across
an altar and caught up my babies 

into the godly tribe,
rolled them up into the one great whole,

by holding hands.
And those stars flickered somewhere in the universe.

All that had been shimmered mirage-like
dancing in the light of a mighty web of family—

gathered two-by-two
in  the tangle called time.

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