Towards A Metaphysician’s Paradise


O atomless ancestor, unending

gesture of genesis

you action

that descends doubtless

upon the highest heaven


you chance

of enlightenment

and silence – all-at-once-

plunge of nothingness


you rest in loudest tempest

and acrobat of expansion, dwell-

er of becoming


lay your way in waves

your wake is a snake

laid in layers of waking


disentangle and form, you

figureless symbol, unhinge,

blind opening of angle,


you alchemical throw that turns

the skimming stone into an archipelago,

drums and lips, spills and distinguishes

this pellucid metamorphosis


yes you, residuum of creation

must be heard in imagination

the blossoming frond

and the tendril that curls,


the purr of wave and waterfall,

the dreamtime you arise behind


you astronaut of the ocean

and submarine of sky,

you sea of sun and mountain

of clustered vapour,


you alembic angel, condensing

sensation of dispersal, essential



resolve, you shy – interjecting phenomenon


lonely listener in the midday anemone

of moon, interloper, here welcome

to answer the needless ticking

of speech and indecision


oh, you ongoing project-

ion of the poem, motion after which I

fumble for – the onward roll

of afternoon


toward possible


and the getting there

of nightfall coming

together a-



The answer


always forming

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