Video Poem: Reflections

Dance, Videography, and Poetry by Malia Burkhart. All Rights Reserved 2009.
Music by Ghost 7.

Reflections
Summer Solstice, 2009
Malia Burkhart
 
on the other side of perception is a pond
where image meets reality
and the rain falls softly
on the smooth and changing underbelly
of possible worlds
 
we pretend we are not here
we pretend we cannot see
we pretend we can disappear
and have no effect on reality
 
the surface of the water
is always changing
as one molecule slides
beneath the other
 
I spin a thread of moments
I locate my position by my memory
 
we purposefully ignore the past
because there are wounds
we wish to forget
 
we are afraid
of the pain
behind
ahead
 
wounded
and so wounding
our spirit suffers
and is reflected all around us
 
but no one has ever done anything terrible
we are whole
we are lost
we are learning
to accept, with open eyes
all that we have been
all that we may yet become
 
and we are on our way
 
toward remembering
 
who we are