Eternal Calligraphy -For Lakota Starling
Something more than my mind
Inside, a guide defines a path no longer
A possibility magnet.
New strength fed from the depths of my speech,
Anchored and barren in my belly, glowing;
Constructed by thought alone:
Light shines heavy on the peaks of parchment paper crevasses,
Shedding dust and dull relief, binding lustrous, looping ink.
Mountains made of pulp and leaves,
Rivers hardly seen...
Topographic lines and dashes,
Speckled rings, flowering.
This is where it never ends--
This paper, I made for You.
Of anything I can say,
If only once and always:
To stay Yours,
To nurture and to teach
Absolute and true
Reflection of Your youth and beauty,
Twirling under the moon and relished
Until the day
You're reading it to Yourself.