the gods xvii by Donald Kuspit



the gods howled,

                                 alone at last,

with the birds,

                           shedding their wings

like leaves

                   yet gaining height

with every loss.

                             circling together

in an aura of wind,

                                  suddenly mingling

in the inevitable wonder

         outpacing mind,

reaching where words fail,

              limited by lasting silence


               to the quick of time.


so we flew pierced

                                   by light,

reaching the depths

                                      of darkness

to recover our senses

                                         in the immediate,

racing in the current

                                      of clouds

idealizing our nakedness,

                                                 until we too outpaced

time with our intimacy,

                                            and contentment.






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