Their thoughts and ideas …
powered the spontaneous affection
that swept over them
from time to time, unexpected

like a roiling mixture of
heavy air… some invisible power
from somewhere inside
that wrapped them so tightly
into each other’s grasp…

some power that was a
force field surrounding them,

some feeling they
both knew existed
that came and convinced them
for long periods of time

that while held tightly,

their molecules and atoms
would intersperse, exchange,
break down, reunite, evolve
and that reformed,

they would leave this world
for another/as one entity

in the same world


in another …

they knew with precise clarity
what life would be like

within the within- within…

each of them sharing one “self”,
living, thinking sharing
thoughts like pinwheels
or berms of soil,

the stars at night,

their molecules and double helixes,
wrapped around
the living lake
and air and sandy soil
with all of the animals
and even the insects
that were drawn to
“their” complex light…

a light these lower beings
had never seen or