I drove east before sunrise.
I had to see Mercury
make his debut ahead of the sun.
Watched him grab the tail skirts of Venus.
Caught a shooting star
falling from the belt buckle of
Orion as he chased the stubborn bull beyond the dome of sky
and led the mighty lion into the forest.
Drove until there was no need
Drove until my smile
reflected the crescent moon waning to begin again.
Stars above me remaining as dragon stars breathed flame and circled my head with wing and wind.
the night collapse naked behind me and expose
River Birches shooting the darkness with white arrows and grace,
Sycamores hosting the choir
of all things quiet and unsaid.
Swamp coming to life in the ballet
of Loon and her dark lover,
Water covering the depths of the land with a silver and gold platter of living ripple ballerinas.
And in all of this Holiness,
more Holiness still as the soundtrack
of low keys chased octaves higher and higher until joy possessed all of me.
How will I ever be able to contain all of this love?
Christ! I praise You in this sanctuary of miracle!
In this vision of your eye!
I love this corner of your shy smile.