Parsing Light

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Sometimes I want to live transparently,
like the spray of the ocean,
suspended before it crashes,

or translucent like stained glass
that casts no shadow but transmits light
in a mosaic of colors.

But I would settle for being opaque
as rock,
like the moon,
who reflects light:

the moon,
who, even when overshadowed by earth’s silhouette,
perseveres
and offers her thin sliver of light,
her radiance more brilliant
than that of all the stars combined.

One thought on “Parsing Light

  1. I was looking for a Euclidian view on arrows, and discovered your poetry. How vivid, abundant and atmospherical are the images you evoke, and how beautifully written! Thank you!

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