Treasure Island

Jonathan ROBIN

(22 September / London)

Between dark past and future flight


Betwixt between, between betwixt,
interpretation's often mixed
by causal think links mankind tricked
from, in, through, to enigmatics
where black and white dream double clicked
incite imagination Styx'd
by time whose rhyme here writer sticks
on sixteen stanzas just for kicks
to highlight 'in between' verse picked.

Event horizon in between
today's tomorrow's might-have-been
lends voice to choice which hindsight scorns
although obliteration yawns.
Split 'hair divides false, true' foreseen
as test where East meets West on horns
of dread dilemma mortal mourns.

Life's double helix dynamics
between the lines small minds constrict.
Holistic overview rules strict
discard, appearences tock ticked
Time sees in time self-contradict
to open out inside font fixed
alternatives exploring ficts
and faction fractioous fiddlesticks
glue building blocks that clue life's bricks...

Between dark past and future flight
is cause/effect dream bark? theme bite
where sticks seem stones and stones deem sticks
two sides of coins time's teams rewrite,
line chance advance too few predict
as on life's raft we float contrite
in candle life-light's shortened wicks
before oblivion bubble pricks?

Between dark past and future flight
enlightenment from ammonite
'descended' or 'evolved' to taste
tree's quantum knowledge sap in haste.
Between 'choice' 'pre-determined' quite
a lot of ink's spilled, creeds replaced,
access retranslates base apace.

Between dark past and future flight
Effect and Cause we question quite,
rhyme time between midnight and noon
to read, mark, learn, digest this tune.
Soul travels far, ka’s second sight
scouts out from dune to blue lagoon,
with moral codes plays fey buffoon.

Between dark past and future flight
bright butterfly finds wings for flight
although, in silk spin knit cocoon,
it knows not dawn from afternoon.
Mind mirage magic may excite
confusing notions: far and soon
merge premonition’s present boon.

Between dark past and future flight
trace space, expansion, pace delight,
from morn till midnight one should learn
to seed born insight, harvest earn,
bend to contentment very soon
ends, means, all harmonies attune
heart, soul, stretch whole from parts' return.

Between dark past and future flight
now 'stalag_might' checks 'stalag tight'
mankind evolved from bear baboon
to trace his race pace picayune.
between stark darkness, brightest light
most squander chances opportune
dreams rose themed spurned, they haste to tomb.
Vague contexts blurred, restrictions fight
unshadowed vision full, shy moon
casts spell whose pull’s forgot by noon.

Between dark past and future flight
Will's weave wheel spins, ignores 'wrong', 'right'
As light, dark, rainbow’s ark all churn
fear not fall near, nor rise call spurn.
Sandman plays game outside luck, blight,
for more than intellect's harpoon.
Hope blooms so anguish, heartache, prune.

Between dark past and future flight
oft ‘Justice’ seems a notion quite
outside God’s scheme, 'on joue le clown'
play insecurity immune
while mocking empty social rite
inventing, changing Scheme and gods
to bury fears inspired by sods.

Between dark past and future flight
through silver starred aragonite,
December’s frost melts into June.
Some worries shrink while some balloon.
Concealed may be revealed despite
the veil few tear, invite, festoon
lass lonesome on her honeymoon.

Between dark past and future flight
Cupid, Apollo, Aphrodite,
injustice remedy, dragoon
Fate’s darts, spite filled, to build pontoon,
surprise to catalyse, excite,
scene set for future hid from sight
till pattern pieces knit in tune.

Between dark past and future flight
some role reversals reunite
checks, balances, inopportune
risks which too haughty silver spoon
takes, greedy, tides turn, pride indict.
Who, rich, Today would play and croon,
Tomorrow buries very soon.

Between dark past and future flight
sleep paints saint, social parasite,
in wavelengths rainbow may lampoon
for wage-slave, sage, or loon tycoon.
Blind bodies curled, bind whirl-swirled quite,
from youth uncouth, ungainly goon,
“to lean and slippered pantaloon.”

Between dark past and future flight
enchanting maid, heroic knight,
play out day’s doubt, though beer saloon
may spur the bleary eyed to swoon.
Einstein’s ignored for much which might
influence an inner tune
or fresh create, decode life's rune.

Between dark past and future flight
is vision sent meant to incite
destiny's spermatazoon
egged on by p[h]antomime cartoon?
Is insight drawn through second-sight,
though chance seems blind behind sin’s call
true dance dreams find combined in all.

Submitted: Friday, May 17, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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