Photo: Dianne Roberts

7 March 2021

By Philip Kuepper

The sense of release is immediate
stepping off shore,
and into the boat.
The shell receives one
like the encircling
arms of an embrace.

The four dimensions fall away.
One becomes measureless
as one begins to move
through air, and nothing more.
There, one begins to sense
the presence of the spirit.

Yet, even the spirit
begins to crowd one,
until the oars begin
to seem like wings,
and one senses one is
becoming airborne.

Then, even the spirit
falls away, jettisoned
like a used up rocket.
This is serious
flight into serious
spheres one is rowing through.

(14 February 2021)

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