It’s time to resurrect my light
so that I can rewire a new path
as I rewind these neuron memories
the yellow-green speckles
from the bloated fish,
that washed up on the beach years ago.
Even if I enter the Lion’s gate
the amber tapestry painted
across the August beams
still might embrace the salty residue
that trapped me in a loop for years.
can circle around the smiling sun
as the illusions begin to fade from my heart.
The veil between the dimensions is thin
ever since I began to believe
and I have waited so long
for the mind to awaken
to the way
so that the magician is more than a
mere silhouette in the moonrise.
I close my eyes and bask in the orbs
that appear in the golden hall
allowing myself to chant
the spell-casting secrets from within.
I unleash my shield and reforge my sword
to spark an inner flame
to prepare me for the portal
as Leo and Sirion align with Orion’s belt.
Caroline Reddy’s work has been accepted or published in Active Muse, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, Braided Way, Calliope, Clinch, Grey Sparrow, International Human Rights Arts Festival, Literary Heist, The Opiate, Quail Bell and Star*line, among others. In the fall of 2021, her poem “A Sacred Dance” was nominated for the Best of The Net prize by Active Muse. A native of Shiraz, Iran, Caroline Reddy is working on a collection of poems titled Star Being, which chronicles the life of a Star Seed on earth.