Dogs 2007

ECHOES
(1/1/07)


a chord
is struck
deep within
by those particular
musical passages
transporting us away
on superstrings
of vibration
stretching
through and beyond
this pedestrian planet
to distant destinations
of wonder
and awe

shivers
goose bumps
hairs standing
on end
mark our transit
across infinite
platforms of
perception
and time

for a few
charmed seconds
or mystical minutes
a metaphysical experience
separates us
from our lowly
existence
and nothing
of this earth
can touch
our absolute
release

and what
of the driven
and demented souls
who created this art
making our own
suffering
at times
almost bearable?

they have
given lives
of obsession
and sacrifice
but I fear
that most
never escape
the chains of creation
that have shackled them
since birth

they
deliver us
but seldom sense
for themselves
the freedom
that they offer
their fellow humans
from our mortal
turmoils

there will
always be
one
more
song
to write