her heart’s need

her heart’s need
note to self

her whole life she
had one singular
potent desire—
it flamed in her
she yearned to
understand
who we are and
what we are made of
prior to lightburst
and stardust

not prior as in
earlier
prior, behind—
not in time, but
in the eternal
before any thing
showed up, before
galaxies or planets—
just plain prior
my beloved words fail

2022 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

4 thoughts on “her heart’s need

  1. Margaret Rooney

    WoW! This is the core dilemma – understanding before, during and what for.
    Also now and after..
    And which is which and why.
    Also if.. a lot of ifs.
    How to carry the burden of consciousness that is both grand and particular and so often incomplete but felt deeply.
    This is amazing!
    You are a philosopher poet!!

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