Sun at Stand Still, Earth tilts on Her Axis,
“we are never further away from thee than this”
(please come home)
Frozen snow below and on bare tree branches against
oyster shell grey beyond… (Beyond)
giving the world a small closed-in and hushed feel to it
like a diarama-sized cosmos with clearly visible endings
as when Saturn was still the outermost edge of the heavens
the Golden Age of Kronos, of which it is said we lived like gods
without sorrow of heart, remote and free from toil.
The fertile earth, unforced, bore us fruitful abundance.
Oh! Make Earth Great Again! Oh-MEGA!!
And once again, once more in frozen time, as with the
Great American Eclipse – an inexplicable sense
of optimism and hopium! IN SPITE of the prevailing
darkness, the prevalent dark forces that blot out Earth,
the long dark night of our collectively poisoned soul,
IN SPITE of the increasingly long odds of even surviving
this long emergency…
Saturn, unforgiving Lord of Karma & Time!
The story we have been telling ourselves for too long now,
the story behind all of our cinematic escapes: that we humans
are capable SOMEHOW of overcoming impossibly long odds…
after all, how ELSE to explain our very omni-presence?!
We HAVE overcome! We WILL overcome!
Not thine, but OUR will be done!
… just look around.
“Welcome to the Anthropocene. Please watch your step.”
We broke the world. We’ve bought it, and we will now pay for it
with our lives… (with our lives!)
… with our broken-hearted lives.
OH, I know the well from whence that optimism springs,
I see the fields where that hopium grows!
It is in gnosis, in knowing
that the greatest of sorrows conceal
the purest of joys, never apart from sublime sadness for even
a moment when seeing this beginningless cycle of lives
for what it truly is,
and knowing in my broke-open-heart
that grieving is not different than loving.
Really. DO NOT BE AFRAID!
All we have to lose is the illusion that
life and love are somehow not sacred, not divine.
That Earth is not alive, our Mother in love.
Beyond the trauma… Beyond the emergency,
emergence, see? The spiritual path of Truth
& Reconciliation could lead us there, together at last…
All dying to become One…