Saccades of Sands
A clicking camera shutter, perpetual saccades,
capturing fleeting moments that mark epochs,
littered in sentiment and seminal occasions,
constellations of emotion - sanguine; others desolate.
I can count the endless stars at night
that outnumber all of our collective lives,
boundless skies summon futile dreams,
so many hopes soaked in materialistic lustre.
The conceptual struggle - to continue to strive,
to realise a place in the scheme of things,
bounded, rational conformity a value learned
from judges seated on thrones of Solomon.
Ground-glass sands of the past now cover
the undulating dunes of now buried histories,
alone we sit and stare and remember
as we skim flat pebbles on lost lakes -
a search for belonging and acceptance,
subverted by an incontrovertible truth
that the notion of normal is a metaphor
and belongs amongst a Book of Myths.
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