Ossabaw Island Dream
Think of yourself as an idea
Through which time is crystallized
Say you have occurred to yourself
As an idea and time as the silent
Architect of its outlines,
Say further that you fear
Its shape still conforms
To numerous things no longer here
Consider yourself contained
by a form that seems determined
by absences, to depend upon them.
You ask yourself, "What am I
doing in this abstraction as if
it were my experience
and I were just an activity
of time trying to make itself clear?"
~ ~ Paul Pines
Adrift on Blinding Light, Ikon, 2003.