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Haiku – Ogbanje II

Dead child mum’s heart shreds

her breasts, spirits sore at loss

soul dripping hot tears

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Haiku – Ogbanje I

Poor child trapped on trips

without end across the ghost

land of  life and death

***The Ogbanje is a spirit child – also known as Abiku

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Light points

Two light points

beaming

softly incandescent

mental particles

travelling through ether-cyber

collide, combine,

confluent release stream of glow beacons

to light minds and lighten souls

yes, yes, yes lovingly

light and lightening

cheering and rejoicing

expanding in reciprocal augmentation

to fusion the nucleus of a song

that vibrates in cascading particles

fissions, ever enlarging ripples and waves

that converge

at particular points

 

***For SLD who challenged me to dabble into physics!

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Fizzy Feelings and Fuzzy Physics #1, Waves: A Duet

 

By Susan Daniels and Noel Ihebuzor

I want to ride this wave
suspended in stroking flow, the way a child
rocks to sleep at night, body remembering
the forward shove, the dragging back

The mind surveys, questions the source
the ends, the purpose and where they end
this timeless travel, unceasing pulling
Constant pushing and tugging

Your mind brushes infinity, reflected
In a wave with no beginning
that never breaks, but meets invisible resistance
and release in reactive crests and peaks;
The raw push forward, still with softness,
Rocking and wrapping everything that swims
within light, inside water, coiled inside sound;
all the patterned peaks and troughs that invite and incite
with throb and force, always present within a wave–
should we resist or should we swim inside its logic

There is a logic to its heaves
the pull of the moon
stirring tides, stirring blood surges and longings
in its genteel stare bewitching

Let it come, let us call it forth–
summon it to strike and shape
the substance of song and sighs;
the drag of magnets siphoning bitterness,
drawing pure substance to pure substance,
energy flowing  forward without resistance.

The waves moving, endless motion,
the to and fro of each wave,
each wave inching deeper and closer
moving us and the world with it

If waves are change, let this one birth a tsunami to crush
and carry away the proud
the assured who stand opposed
but a wave that can with tenderness lift up,
splash and cleanse those
who gently cling at her rolling hems, hide their faces
in her soft skirts

Let us then ride and roll on her foaming wings
as the world rolls and spins
and advances  in its waves of ether
moving always and the world forward

***Trying a little something different here with Susan, my duet partner, in a series where we explore the possible applications and implications of concepts from physics to life, living and feelings.  Susan’svoice is the one italicized, and Mine is the one not.  As always, it was a pleasure to co-create with Susan and to blend my voice with hers!