Third Eye Celestial by N. Nicholson
This was the second poem written for Read Write Poem Prompt #77: Opposites Attract. I chose the cleave form because it allowed me to juxtapose the two ideas against each other while still having them connected in some way. You can read a cleave poem two ways: down or across. I hope you enjoy.
|everything that you know||who you are|
|about yourself||there is no question|
|you were never yours||to abuse|
|to begin with||this is sacrilege|
|you have always been sky||carrying coruscating diamonds|
|being imprinted with someone else’s stars||in your indigo flesh|
|chained cosmos||is no easy heartache|
|a flesh-locked deity||you must break open|
|a wicked case of amnesia||must resurrect from the silent void|
|stars without a reason||must learn to shine, for|
|you are you||you are holy|
|you belong to us||beloved|
|you are divine||and irreplaceable|
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