2017 Incantation

A call to spaciousness, to
space that looms between – 
opening outward and upward
like the lotus and the lily,

a hand written invitation
to all of love’s names
in its fluid multiplicitous 

roaming in the forlorn emptiness
between the luminous stars, 
the planets and all of the un-named
spheres of plasma and gold – 

breathing, in the soft exhale
that meets the gasp 
of your inhalation –

flying, on those imperceptible gusts
that guide the monarch
to unforseen landings – 

hiding, in the hypen – 
that line that joins
and separates the noise
from the silence –

each, the space that holds
the possibility of the other,

and finally, living – 
in the body’s razed desires
to inhabit the world 
and to be inhabited
by nothing less than
the infinite promise of
the ellipsis…

an indwelling of it all,
of the and, and, and,
of a lively and radiant universe
that never stands still.

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6 responses to “2017 Incantation

  1. Quite beautiful! Here’s to “the infinite promise of the ellipsis…”

  2. Love this beauty! The space and the hyphen and the ellipses that hold space for our stories….love love love

  3. Your words take my breath away Shanee. What a wonderful way to begin 2017 with spaciousness, possibility and promise. Blessings to you for the New Year!

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