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why no shrine or temple to you,
no steeples, hti or minarets,
no incense burned, no fruit and flowers offered?
You, who took the first big step,
from sea to sod,
crossed more terrain
than Magellan’s galleons.
Why no acknowledgment of that daring
into worlds unknown,
leaving the familiar brine behind?
Human shame, perhaps,
at not descending straight
Reverberant red receptors
resonate open to the sky
tracking silent satellites
fathoming particles, decoding light.
What encrypted cosmic message
traveled so far in radiance to illume
the vibrating redness of the bloom?
Petals peeled back splayed upwards
each face emitting solar sparks
straining, straining on their stalks to hear
each pistil, a pom-pomed spear
with velvet stamen…Continue
As I walk up the mountain side,
my mind chatters with itself,
muttering cavils, embarrassments, and high hopes—
lugging all the detritus of the city below
into the rarefied realms.
on it goes, oblivious.
Until I command it to stop, be quiet
like the bamboo and unfurling fern,
the long silver grass leaning over the path,
silent but for a rustle, a lizard, an invisible…Continue