the dutch mirror – when one goes wandering iii


when one goes wandering iii

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collapsing into a spiraling dither of dank despairing

breaking the sacred staff burning its splintering pieces

dissecting every soul with a cudgel of jagged  granite

spewing its essence on the sand watching  its foaming

 

the spirit baptizing itself in such filthy rivers running

 

even the gods and goddesses fear such despondency

a darkness that surpasses all that is profane and evil

all things fecund and living abhoring such horror dreaming

turning rats into bats avoiding such beginnings such endings

 

when i go a wandering  you know what is happening

 

you know what happens when i go a wandering

i know what happens when you  go a wandering

when you go a wandering i  know what is happening

i know what is happening when you go a wandering

 

am i am not the darker one my love  the darker one am i not

are you not the lighter one my beloved the lighter one are you not

 

without me seeing you without you seeing me

when your  one mindful hand touches not mine

when my one hartful hand touches not yours

when my one mindful hand touches not yours

when your one hartful hand touches not mine

when eyes seeing naught and hands touching naught

without these hands seeing without those eyes touching

 

we know what is happening when one of us goes a wandering

when the other half of our one soul strays off a wandering

the universe loses its glamour sinking into an abysmal ending

 

beloved let us go a wandering together so wandering not

wandering not unalone but together we go a wandering not

we know what is happening when we go a wandering together

 

the sun the moon and all creatures celebrate this cacophony of she

who is endless novelty refreshingly kissing he who is endless satiety

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mark christopher valentine

(march 30, 2001, revised 07 juni 2014)

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