Bio Note: As I am submitting this I am still apprehensive about what the upcoming year will bring, however I am hopeful and I think this poem reflects that. I am constantly fighting against the stories I tell myself and how they can influence my view of both myself and the outer world. I know everything is not within my control, but I am trying to learn to adjust my perspective when possible. Looking forward to 2021 when In the Muddle of the Night should be published, co-written with Alan Walowitz.
A Transit of Blue
A strip ripped out of the Milky Way, a slice of galaxy, the boundaries high walls we can’t see beyond. We imagine illusions where the image flips: first a hag, and then a beauty. Whatever our mind’s eye selects, we erect a vision and follow it forward, hoping to find reality— a glow worm grotto or devouring mouth— forgetting that we define what we see, we see what we expect, while the truth is blue and boundless.
Originally published in Visual Verse
©2021 Betsy Mars
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