Bio Note: I'm a poet, professor, and yoga and reiki practitioner, which are basically all one thing to me. I enjoy kitschy jewelry and a good junk drawer. With gratitude and all good things, I hope you find what you wish for in these poems.
Beyond Now, There’s Then
Right now it’s low days quiet that quakes deep the wanting felt all over a body hurt a body whole the intricacy of circuits, pathways carved out where all this stays. Right now the minutes stretch though the day has gone quick— it slows up marking a box on a grid until they are all blue exes. Right now is here this unsettled feathered notion sitting at the bottom an unstable foundation about to crumble crash down. And then there has to be something beyond right here right now. Otherwise there’s no point in sunrise, summer storms, or stars; no reason for pink sand, high wires, or windmills; no value in all the years all the subtle glances all the all in all overwhelming wonder this expanding universe has to offer in a tiny locket hanging from a thin silver string. I close the clasp at the nape of my neck clutch the charm to my chest brushing aside any semblance of hope— an unwarranted expectation for unpredictable desire—and instead fall into the complete confidence of faith, knowing this now is different from the last and will keep renewing into a life worth living over and over again.
©2021 Christina M. Rau
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