Honor and reverence for the Muses, breathe ecstatic life into my words.
The centre is everywhere, chaos, a chasm, a womb –
Erupting flames of necessary and tragic contingency.
But, there is malice and cruelty in our dank little house of incarceration and death.
No one is looking out for us – wild wolves stalk in the shadows and dance in the light.
There was once a guardian, the last, but he is long dead.
Others claim he never lived or that he merely took over his mantle from the exiled.
There is, it is – we are not, but seem to be, a flame upon the wick of a candle.
All remains all, but each explodes amid incessant spirals, singular flashes –
A contingent spark, born, consumed in the flux of catastrophic fire.
There is, it is – givenness, the life and death of a flower.
The open, the chasm sounds, we dwell within quantum music.
The river does not need us – we are simply here, temporarily.
That each of us was here is an eternal fact with little or no significance.