Oculi

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I’m looking through a hole in sky
through a hole at the top of a domepantheon 2
as in Pantheon.
………………….……..Through each hole
I see by coincidence of holes in head
(my eyes).

As it is I have two
which, it must be said,
I’m glad to have because
when light is shed from moon,
sun, or stars it caroms off things nearby
and what’s beautiful flows in
as silvery shadow slats of widow blinds
lie lattice-like across a sheet
sheer as virginity
………….. prismed hues of Neptune blue,
Saturn golds and Martian reds cast across a bed
subtle as the mystery inside a head.
……………This is not illusory,
but artifice of what
must be.

Jim Culleny
2/21/18