A sparkle of verdant green mischief in her eyes and a cascade of titan red curls down her back.
The total enveloping darkness of night…
piercing this the bright points of light that hover there,
softly they whisper their secrets to me
These are nights of beauty
when one might gaze into the heart of the universe and see it gazing back
with the iridescent eyes of a thousand clouded multi-hued nebulae….
Mother holds her breath in anticipation,
a shudder passes through me…
suddenly my soul flutters in agitation, it is fearful….
A lightness creeps across the horizon…
I hear the confusion of my brethren behind me…
for the dawn is come early …
A blaze of flame bursts across the sky,
it is bright,
it is beautiful,
it is pain incarnate,
a creature such as I was never meant to view beauty such as this
the sky burns,
oh the sound of its agony,
I sink my roots deep,
deep into the cooling depths of Mother,
I throw myself down hugging tight to her,
supplicant witness to this lovely death which flows overhead
I hear them,
their fear, their rapture, their pain….
my own sobbing a subtle descant to the terrifying symphony of their cries
their souls fly up…
into the nightmarish glory they soar…
spectacular in their death
these flashes of color that weave themselves into the glorious light …
swirling kaleidoscopes of emerald and sapphire
to cool the raging inferno above.
My own sweet soul flutters and strains to escape….
hold it back,
hold it tight,
do not let it go!
Silence that screams
and the mind begs reprieve
Dawn returns at last…
pushing back the darkness
revealing a newborn sky of cobalt blue
the world is changed,
and I with it….