Poetry at the Threshold

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. – Carl Sandburg

An aqueous feather drops from my wings

Followed by another and another, until

Humbled, with bare shoulders hunched

I stand, unadorned, before the Universe

Motionless at the threshold,

Betwitxt and between boundaries of water and sky

Supplicating in solitude

Awaiting redemption

Within the gyres of uncertainty

Astride the fundamental boundary

I am fully aware that there is Now

Only Now and not Then or When or How

Fresh wings sprout fully formed

The updraft lifts my weightless soul

Renewed, I soar through the portal

With spirit infinitely reflected across eternity

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Read my books at: amazon.com/author/wheelerce Wheeler was a monthly magazine and weekly newspaper editor during the time he lived in China from 2007-2019. In China he worked for: Education Ministry, Tourism Ministry and Propaganda Ministry. In addition to his magazine and newspaper work, Wheeler edited and contributed to: multiple travel guides; numerous textbooks; several research and translation projects; and advertising copy for countless clients. As a university lecturer, Wheeler developed several university courses including Appreciation of Western Poetry and Introduction to Journalism. He taught Writing, Literature, Culture, Film, and other subjects. His success as a foreign teacher and editor led to Wheeler being awarded Teacher of the Year honors several times at two major universities. In addition to writing, Wheeler was an actor in China. He was on a television show; and the voice for Hangzhou Tourism as well as acting on stage. Wheeler's most unusual role was being the spokesman for a wallpaper adhesive company.

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