You and I
Radiance Angelina Petro
There is a swan, whose name
is ecstasy, sailing, with all the silence
of a dewdrop, across the dark waters
of the soul.
Her head bowed, she searches
for the unbroken, for the secret
of unity conceived in the universe
and born of our Lady of the Stars.
She wants the most daring
oneness of body and soul,
she wants the adorable one
and all. This is the orgasm
of her mind, this is her body’s
exclamation of wonder.
She knows her name is holy,
and she knows full well that a feather
can overturn the universe,
And so, she sails, as you and I
must sail, gently, almost
imperceptibly, pushing the air
elegantly behind her with her marvelous wings.
And she glides across the water, like
the moon moving though the sky,
her night colored eyes staring down,
deeply, into the revelation
of who she really is.