The Symbols

The idea was to pack as much into it

As was possible then

Let it overflow then

Seal it, capture its utmost

A film at its limit closing

Around it, but letting the light

Pass through. The boundary created

A condition where unlike became

Like where lie became truth where

Earth became airy heaven.

But the film did not contain

The shadow and the wholeness

Slipped out with it, the idea

Fulfilled with more and less than was

Needed, like blood in the body,

A gesturing warmth, a richness

On earth and possibly

In open air, a sign.