To Inhabit Together
To land in another land where
we inhabit together this prow of delicately laced island
that coheres rather than becoming archipelago.
by a magnetism part gravity, part tide, part moon
part pinkltink, part iridescence.
An electrifying huge curve of cresting wave
until suspending itself at highest height
inevitably rushing across fractals of glorious places
where water becomes sand
rock becomes smooth vastness underfoot.
as shared ocean
From uncommon history of glacial moraines
of mammals and sea crustaceans
of fantastical heritage almost not matter
composed of ethereal stuff like water or dreams
We simultaneously see through
multi - millennia of layered histories
of wafts of currents part and whole
pristine and nourishingwe hear chords in words and melodies
as geometric gestures, as constellations
as installations of abodes we stand to reinventWe recall we are fossilto evolve beyond predictability of DNA
To fulfill a heritage of longing to ridethe most long~cresting wave ever, together
Let these acts of color and light
growing right here
shine translucent in flight in full actual conversations
that have no name as yet
Dr. Marianne Goldberg is a writer, choreographer, and visual artist. She is founder of Pathways Projects Institutes in Chilmark, where she directs collaborative arts community events. She received her doctorate in Performance Studies from NYU, MFA in Choreography from Smith College, and BA in Aesthetic Education from UC Santa Cruz. Her scholarly writings and Performance Pieces for Print have been published in The Drama Review; Artforum International; Women & Performance and numerous journals and books. Her choreography has been performed across the US and internationally.
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