Mandalas III

two circles—
the circle of the heavens
perfectly plumb
the circle of the earth
perfectly level—
two circles that turn
impossibly
around a common center
two circles inscribed
inside me

and a river
flows across all of this—
a river of singing stars
flows across the heavens
a river of singing water
flows across the earth—
one river singing
inside me

perhaps by the river
I will meet someone
the circle of the heavens
stretched out
above our heads
the circle of the earth
spread out
beneath our feet

perhaps by the river
beneath uncounted stars
we will learn to dance
together
learn to dance
to the music all around



© 2013 Bruce Jones