so below, within the pulse that emerges
star fields forming just beyond
flames engulfing, just as quickly receding
depth in layers revealing what was always there
currents that conceal nothing and everything
eclipsing perception even as stars dance
their light washing away all you perceive
offering instead an amorphous birth
life in starlight
This ekphrastic poem is my response to the prompt for Reena’s Exploration Challenge #141 – Free Flow, which is to express a free flow of thoughts inspired by As Above, a video by artist Roman Hill showing the surface of a fluid chemical reaction accompanied by a pensive score.
Also shared with Open Link Night #269 at dVerse Poets Pub.
Image: screenshot from the video “As Above”