Hadrian Cissell

1989 — USA
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Metamorphosis of a Being

small, 
unknown Being
from the Maelstrom beyond
Real, once named into Existence
time-tessering, ever-Morphing,
exalted by the Universe,
echoing an extraordinary origin —
Eclosion

brave
and new,
content amongst the stars
accelerating, frenetic,
depleted, plummeting
into celestial somnolence,
cemented into j-curved stupor —
the next Form

External Interface —
monotonic, motionless
Opaquely cloaked, 
flecked with Gold
living Robot
concealing, protecting
shell —

masking a vessel of Chaos —
the enclosed Being collapses
through the rubicon portal,
tasting metallic fear,
breathing cobalt courage,
while undergoing a complete
disintegration of Form
in anticipation of a final Form,
melding Undifferentiated content
with reluctant optimism, beneath
a swirling, shifting Spectra of lights,
while fear dissolves, and encoded elements of
Boron, Uranium, Tellurium, and Erbium
surge into a whirling, primordial
soup of tectonic collisions and disks imaginal,
tumbling and rumbling, crystallizing
aqueous tonics of hope, while grieving
vanished, grand illusions of perfection

then rearranging,
building from biochemical blueprints,
marred by errant Mutations accumulated
over Time rampageous;
then automatically initializing
reconstruction roulette, while

sand slips down
through a
nar-

row

cre-
vice,
gently
dusting
the pyramid
below until the
destined Day stirs,
blushingly extending
its shy tendrils, inviting the
quorum of Beings to await the
glorious emergence of the new Form

when at last
the Golden Sheath
splits —
into Kaleidoscopic vibrancy,
damp and crumpled,
imperfections indiscernible,
the quorum celebrates the prodigal Being
with joyous song, soon
overpowered by the Heart,
thumping a morse code prophesy:
FLEETING

then,
once
dry, 
ruffling, flickering, fluttering,
timidly cracking, parting,
embracing the light of the Universe
courageously vulnerable, open


— Asymmetrical

defective, earth-tethered,
imperfect, flawed
yet serene, whole, Euphoric

Free



silence —

nothingness—




void —




finally one Venerable Being speaks:
O beautiful, flightless Being of new Form,
wherein Essence ineffable persists,
into Existence, name erroneously bestowed,
hereby known by your chosen name
henceforth —

BUTTER
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