Infinite, Alternate Ifs
What if peace came
from the storms, or fell
gently, like spring rain,
would we welcome it,
or squirrel-scamper to treetops
to watch and scold?
The woman gazes in the mirror,
all her selves are there
stretching back, leaning forward
in an endless line. She wonders
what they know, what they remember.
Stun me with bytes,
we interface by chance in chaos theory,
here the migration of people, there a spark–
if streams from many sources
in our multiverse.
Now ask how the moon chants
for thousands of years,
or how the fiddler plays, echoing the stars—
it is the loneliness of souls
Once a boy asked, and a girl said yes–
arm in arm and heart to heart
hours passed, then days and years
a rhapsody, a waltz–and syncopated beats
aligned in a steady march together. This way, home.
I’m posting yesterday’s poem from the Oracle. It was our wedding anniversary, and the Oracle gave me this cadralor. It’s an odd love poem, but I suppose that fits us–and this week. I don’t know why WP thinks #2 should be indented.
I hope Mr. Knight will be pleased with the ifs. 😏
Happy Anniversary, Merril! I like your cadralor very much. I think it shows the power of love to transform our lives.
Thank you very much, Liz. 💙
You’re welcome, Merril.
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Thank you, Michael!
Oh! Happy Anniversary! The Oracle gave you a proper love poem not sugary, real with all the questions. I’m glad the fiddler played for you 🙂
Thank you so much, Jane. That’s lovely.
I kept going to different sets and getting if and moon, but the fiddle(r) showed up, too.
There are always questions, and there is always the moon. The fiddler is by special request only 🙂
Hahaha. I love that! 💙
This is beautiful Merril. May you and your husband have many more. (K)
Thank you so much, Kerfe! 💙
Happy Anniversary. Love the oracle’s input.
Happy anniversary, Merril! This is lovely. 💙
so beautiful Merril and Happy anniversary!
Thank you so much, Cindy! 💙
Happy Anniversary to you both Merril! Love the Oracle offerings 🌺
Thank you so much, Susan!
Congratulations Merril! Definitely submit to Gleam next time 🤩
Thank you very much, Ingrid!
I think I’m finally getting the hang of writing this form! 😅
Happy anniversary to you both, Merril – Oh, Mr Knight was delighted 🙂 X
Thank you so much from both of us, Derrick. 💙 😊
How can Mr. Knight not be happy with your Ifs! You are the Queen of the If.
This was beautiful. I really love the Cadralor. It is freeing in its style.
Thank you very much, Dale. You made me smile.
I took me awhile to “get” the cadralor. 🙂
Another one I have yet to try… sigh…
No need to sigh. It’s something to look forward to!
This is true 🙂
So beautiful. Happy Anniversary!
Thank you, Robin!