Masses: Betwixt and Between 1

painting by Marlene Vine (, poem by Roy Herndon Smith (previously published in Meat for Tea, Spring 2018)

Betwixt and Between 1 (19.10)

“Mind the matter now,”
Betwixt admonished Between,
“Filagree’s entranced

Big Bang all aglow
in lace of shadows dancing
with leaves fluttering,

with wind frolicking,
with sun beaming, light streaming,
tatters on the ground.

them all with masses of voids
into wombs of words

and messes of births,
while I blur definitions.
Quick now, life’s at stake.”