Soulmates: Part III — Earth
I’m not entirely sure there is
this fastening soul thing
that is karmically outcast,
evolving and reshaping with you
like a reincarnating tendril
threading through lives past, present, and thereafter.
this skeleton ship caught between flesh and ash.
I’m not entirely sure I even care.
There was a love between us,
yet perhaps, perhaps there was
and there was a light…
yet mostly dim.
and now, here we are, both overboard,
peering back through stained-glass antiquities
while refractions of dewy sediments
glisten off droplets of rain.
Our lives are feathers in the wind, oblique.
They are nothing more than
trails of dust that remain
immovable by things unvisited and
other underactive things we prefer not think of.
Maybe for a moment, we were everything—
I for you and you for I, and the other.
maybe for just a moment
we were gods periling along
the surface of the sun
no longer questioning life’s extrapolations
as we reside in separate houses
sheltered from the rain
on this impossibly dark afternoon,
our eyes might meet once again
and recognize the other as
some thing completely different.
life is nothing more than
a flash, and we are all, at some point
in the spectrum of each other’s lives,
along the endless imperfection
of destiny, destined to be
the complete whole and everything
as the complete whole to one another.
maybe. then again, who would ever know?
by LORIN DREXLER
Bob Coonts (www.bobcoonts.com)
In 1963 Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in graphic design and painting from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO, where he also served as affiliate faculty from 1971 to 2003. To enrich his years of experience and previous education, Bob steeped himself in workshops, seminars, and classes during the 1990s. In 1994, following 31 successful years in graphic design and illustration, Bob launched his fine art career. He paints, sculpts, and dreams in his home studio north of Ft. Collins, where he and his wife, Sallie, live near a lake with a view of the magnificent Rocky Mountains.
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