fact and its beauty / fact of loss and infinite plenty
/ fact of IS /
fact of dis-ease / of some failure to notice
/ some catastrophe of love that threatens all / that is known/
what soul / thirsty for
ever / for what comes next / and next and next
can bear this?

Fewer words /thirsty soul
absolute calm
claims the spider heart / intent on making

spider heart not satisfied /
casting again
the small self onto random wind / sailing on the mercy of air

casting / again and again until the highest fragility achieved /
begins again the spin / making nearly visible the gleam /
the shivering sun

poem and photograph by Jo Mariner