Michael

Mercurial

Intentional

Come to think i might know him

Halcyon in this moment

Agitated in the next

Energy is never complacent

Love isn’t either

still water

still water

not where i’m at

back flat to the mercurial surface

collected and disparate

and collected again

Colin’s 3 words

so a furnace is about heat and focus

a form in mind

round

soft

oh?

yes

think back

fire has a curve

like a good woman

a core of steel

or wings

science, technology

mystery answered

…well, sure

if it makes you feel better

what roams

sometimes

when he looks at me

his eyes go stone green and thousands of years old

and there

in the depths of them roam

fire

muscle

animal

and i am helpless

attenuated

a struck chord

known only and forever by him

for himself, from herself

trust in me

trust in this space

trust that i will stay

and give you shelter

because i know this down to the bone

i know this song and this island that we have

and that the world will acknowledge and grieve

as it heedlessly surges round

and passes

leagues

tonight i am miles deep

like the ocean

wavy at the surface

nearly still further down

thinking about love

thinking about love

truth

the pillars of self

we want them to be absolute

we speak of them as if they are

they strike a chord within us

we feel them in our bones

we render them into the stories we tell ourselves

but

we can keep them as well as we can keep the liquid mercury

of a cloudburst river