Poem by Marcus Severns

 

God’s Vacation

In an infinite universe
There is an infinite possibility
That there is some form or expression
of Ourselves
Which wrote this;
And another form which is taking it in at this moment.

This is a strange
Twist
In the infinity knot.

As one eye looks into another eye,
But as mirrors;
As the same eye
Peering into itself.

In an infinite universe
There is an infinite possibility
Where the person reading this
Read everything there ever was to read,

And that same person wrote it, as well.

As the circle goes from one end
To the other
We get closer to understanding each other,
But we never fully collide
Or connect
Like two people separated by glass.

Something has to be left out
Or miss communicated
Otherwise the game is over,
The show ends,
And we have to start again
As something else.

We look at one another,
Though we never really see the other –
Not inside, and not out.

Locked within ourselves
All we know is each other

 

Marcus Severns has published in several magazines and journals including Everyday Poems, The Curry County Reporter, and MadnessMuse Press. However his most notable accomplishment from writing was winning 1st place in a regional writing competition for Southeast TN EMC. He currently resides in east Tennessee.

Judson Evans is a full-time Instructor in the Liberal Arts department at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee where he has taught a range of courses, from a Poetry Workshop on haiku, prose poetry and haibun, to a course on theories of cave art and the role of the cave in ritual and philosophy. In 2007 he was chosen by John Yau as an Emerging Poet for The Academy of American Poets. He was one of the founding members of Off the Park Press, and published work in each of its three anthologies responding to provocative contemporary painters. His most recent work has been published in (print journals) Laurel Review, Folio, Volt; 1913: a journal of forms; and Green Mountains Review, and (online journals) White Whale Review and Amethyst Arsenic. He won The Phillip Booth Poetry Award from Salt Hill Review in 2013. He has collaborated with composers, such Mohammed Fairouz, Mart Epstein, and Rudolf Rojhan, who set several of his poems to music, as well as with choreographers, dancers, musicians and other poets, including Gale Batchelder, and videographers Nate Tucker and Ray Klimek.

 

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