Belly of a Star

my practice of compassion

Flying Elephants

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Flying Elephants

The judge
judges the judge
For behaving as judge
Villains
coloring villains
outside the lines

The Watcher watches
from a space
in between
where words breed

Imagining
Their kingdoms
of sandcastles
Built upon the other
Without thought
of the coming waves

Watcher floats
on the sea of sea
Drifting
Turns the cheek
to find no cheek

Comes the pictures:
A High Priestess
in her high castle
gazing down below
mocking stupidity

Comes the pictures:
The Low Warrior
standing his ground
glaring upward
cursing the darkness

Mirrors within mirrors
The monster and the muse
The muse and the monster
Standing low
Pointing up
Standing high
Pointing down

The judge
judges the judge
For behaving as judge
Villains
coloring villains
outside the lines

A singular ball
bounces
down, down, down
A singular ball
bounces
up, up, up
Fires burn
A bucket of hot tar
Down!
An arrow lit aflame
Up!

Invisible Sanskrit
Dripping squid ink

Up becomes down
Down becomes up
Upside down
Upside up
And choice drains out

Inside the watching
Merry-go-round
A spectrum of
merging blue
Twirling
Evaporating

The Watcher moves
as jelly-liquid
swimming in
folding batter

Springing rope
shoots up
Crashing ladder
swoops down
Climb!
Cling!
Climb!
Cling!

The claimers shout
at the claimers
For acting as claimers

A flag of proclamation
erases the errors
of flag of proclamation
Their way
becomes
absolved of error
Their way
becomes
solvent
made of error

Handless
Watcher moves
Legless
wobbling on splintered-stilts
Telepathic ringing
stinging
As nettle stings

Houses built: woven baskets
Houses built: deep wells
One carries solid
One carries liquid
And they battle over
What is

Flying elephants
holding
The ears
of flying elephants
with snake trunks
The water gushes out
of fork-tongue

The judge
judges the judge
For behaving as judge
Villains
coloring villains
outside the lines

Samantha Craft, July 2020

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