All Moving Forward in Time

It’s all moving forward in time
All horses’ noses create the finish line

Each flame tip tickles the
underbelly of heaven

Each heart of ours is the plate glass
to eternity’s inner rooms

When we stand the whole universe
increases its stature

circulating its moons

It’s all moving forward in time
All horses’ noses create the finish line

If our blood didn’t pound the
oceans would grow still

All roads begin when we
put our feet on the ground

A moment has passed but we
don’t see it moving

What you hear in the air are its
waves in the inner ear

crashing infinity’s shores

It’s all moving forward in time
All horses’ noses create the finish line

Inside us the Tree of Life
blooms and dies

Inside the Tree of Life
loftier skies blaze

See them now or lose the
taste of them forever

Our innermost branches
sweep their mirror

for their light
to pour down

It’s all moving forward in time
All horses’ noses create the finish line

At the base of my tongue a
foreign population produces sons

looking for territory to expand
a wild agenda

God’s blessings on all of us
felt along the knobs of

our spines

In the strange land of ourselves
the victory’s already won

It’s all moving forward in time
All horses’ noses create the finish line

I’m running out of time
You go on ahead to the finish line

All horses’ noses create the finish line


5/17/2012 (from Down at the Deep End)

Categories: Poems

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