Bongani Zungu


I will search for you through a thousand worlds
and lifetimes until I find you.

The way forth faced within.
In the rush of rolling currents;
In the quiet ease, the numb of
nebulae and golden crystals paved.

As gated veils lulled and lulled;
lensing in gravitational gamuts —
& there thrust Shinjin’s forces, lime
luminous red; some shade of light’s
sight sees the look of Arrokoth
gliding toward the distant blue

An instant more, the slightest photon
touched cygnus' leaf; peculiar.
Twirls in twos, it twists;
like the eyes of a curious child
monitoring the stars drift and drift
away to the belly of a thousand waves.

I will wait for you in all of them.