spiritual language poetry & writings

notes toward a cosmic folklore – XIV



You who queue up for vindication and are sometimes buried

alive, you’re a fearless pioneer unafraid to change at a glance.

But when it’s so scary you can’t see up ahead, go back to the

drawing board, give testimony to the scars in the big country

of the heart, and to complete your comeback —neither

impossible nor easy—save the best for last, that pal-system

by which, in historic encounters, you and your muse are

reunited in a momentum-shifting love story that helps jazz

up the Eternal City, that place by whose light your life—in

dark, cascading shade—has long since been absolved.

(Sometimes it takes a dream, yes, to come out of a