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.