We fandango/tango, our steps contradyne.**
You whirl in circles; I walk the line.
Your color wheel reeling spins textures of feeling.
I devise derivations for rainbow equations.
How would it be if we combined your circle and my line?
The helix is a circle that rises,
The double helix a staircase to climb.
Above the fog there are many surprises.
Everything must converge that rises—
The lotus the trellis that Christ’s vine entwines.
RICHSKI is retired from a career as a research scientist and educator. He currently resides in the twilight zone between scientific rationalism and poetic lunacy. His writing often has a spiritual or supernatural theme. Recent stories appeared in Esoterica (7/2/22), Uppagus (#47 8/21 and #53 9/22), and RavensPerch (3/29/23, 5/9/23, and 7/11/23.) His poems recently appeared in The Closed Eye Open (6/22) and Braided Way (8/19.)