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The air in the smoke and the sky in the fire,

the river in the trees, and the sound of desire.

Vibrations in space, numbers in time,

so many heartbeats with none in rhyme.

A planet of yours with no other soul.

A Heaven in a Kingdom held in a bowl.

So much strife, so little rain.

Ancient theories now are insane.

Wisdom doesn’t age and light doesn’t bounce.

A man’s worth is not counted by ounce.

Fabrics mend and time seals,

selective memories without any wheels.

A misplaced spoke, a broken bond,

an unwritten code you must respond.

Help the helpful and guide the mast.

You’re in a slumber that will not last.

Present and future, past and never,

political prudes not even clever.

Stones are written and tablets are read.

Knowledge transcending in things never said.

In the shadow of the light and the dark of the day,

the frogs eat the crickets and the mice they do play.

The lake puts on the face of the moon.

Light from the stars may disappear soon.

The air is heavy and the sun is dry.

Insects fall prey from sounds in the sky.

Dawn and dusk and dark and light,

intrinsic circles in astral flight.

Years are in seconds.

One step at a time.

Ancient histories preserved in lime.

Carbon we are and in fire it came.

Now take that, professors,

and make me some rain…

Stanley Victor Paskavich


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