''Backtrack'' - A poem by John Eric Gulliksen


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BACKTRACK
a poem by John Eric Gulliksen

Back track
Re treat again
shimmering down the scale
perceive
touch beginning

The streaks in the sky are rock and metal
the earth vomits forth her guts
into the void

Once upon a time
I was crackling energy
before Einstein's theorem turned me to man

If thine Indian incarnation were to be
Straight Arrow - futility
Broken Arrow - frustration
would find yours in a plastic alley
but you and I know
that a sad warping of molecules doesn't satisfy

I wish I had written the Bible
because that's where it was at
then

last Friday morning
the magic presence (from inside)
visited ME

I'll see you around the corner of the epoch