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Symmetrical Consciousness

A Poem by:

Linda Marie Van Tassell

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Life, to be sweet, must be cruel.

Does anyone know who I am?

Beyond cohesion, I am fool,

the other face of you in flam.


Martyr the flesh, awake at dawn,

Maharishi behind my song.

I am you, in hydrous Blouson.

Born of water, life is long.


Symmetrical waves, we are one.

I never weep but laugh and love.

Transparent light, the rays of sun,

like silken whispers, shine above.


The leaves turn over a dark soul.

The wind whispers a hidden script.

The love we hate, which keeps us whole,

is the killer when once it's tipped.


Mouths of acid burn the bitter,

eating innocence with a voice.

Night unglues and steals the glitter,

stamping "PAID" on its due invoice.


The dreaming delta, dancing deep,

the secret vertigo of verve,

is like a sentry of our sleep,

the silent echo of a curve.


And I am you, and you are me -

the movement of silk across the earth.

We share one face, though two we see,

like sky and moon are joined at birth.


Linda Marie Van Tassell
Copyright © 2000

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