Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Space Between

digital photoart: ralph murre

The Space Between
by Robert Nordstrom

The hawk understands
in its ascending arc
the weight of the earth
and the attachments she defends

but the sky presents other problems
shifting currents…directionless expanses

like the space between your breasts
or the dreamy glaze of your eyes
as we ride these currents upward
tethered to the occasional posture of desire

to rise but not arrive
to fall but never land
the restless soul reaches for
release that will not come

and so we turn

a slight turn…barely perceptible
and are embraced by
the sacred monotony of breath itself

~ originally published in Peninsula Pulse