Lake Bled, Slovenia, 2017

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Outside of Time

 

When I moved outside of time

I felt the mirror shatter

Into a thousand pieces

 

I felt the embrace of an

Army of strangers

Their silent conversations

Swelling and rising

Into a guttural wail

 

I felt the ripples of consequence

Spread their blackened fingertips

A web encompassing all

Even the dark matter

 

I saw each one of us connected by an invisible thread

Spun by the knowledge of the universe

I felt the faceless beauty of a place I knew 

But could not name

 

I am laughter

I am sadness

I am shame

 

Tired of being

Half loved

Half held

Half human 

 

Stillness overcame me as I moved outside of time