The Song Of Fragmentation

Picture: African Motives by Lidiia Mishchenko

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It takes a bit o’ measure

To stop a second and take

Heed of a kind of leisure

Hid in the scales of the snake.

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The snake slides on and on and

Seems to never end; it

Winds, persuasive, ’round the bend,

Clouds flashing all about it.

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Yet if one is to be keen

One would surely see beyond

The mesmerizing gleam

Mirrored in scales of diamond.

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Big questions serve as bait,

If one refrains from answers.

Listen patiently and wait:

A fragment flips and flitters.

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It takes one simple moment

And nothing more than focus.

How frugal is contentment

When time is hocus-pocus?

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Herons