Richard Berengarten

Things constellate

Things constellate and cluster to the norm,
and when they press hard in, the core explodes.
Form mirrors cóntent, cóntent mirrors form,
but when the mirror shatters, then the codes
that kept things’ balances, their parity,
can hold themselves no longer, and instead
the rules that governed this reality
splinter in paradigms unheralded
by hope or expectation. Things ‘change gear’,
new types emerge in forms unbroached before
and undiscovered elements appear
from seething chaos, whose materials pour
blazing through here-and-now. Beauty and fear
clash to give birth to novelty and awe.


Richard Berengarten