“In summer when you see the entire sky endlessly clear, enter such clarity.”
        —Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

I often try to live through you, Sky Blue.
As though my Zen could come from Zeus
—a lightning bolt to rain down from
on high to my head and trickle down my spine.
As if the Demogorgon-darkness spackling
the walls of my mind is not omnipotent
only while I intone a-u-m.
Like I could see something beautiful
for the first time even when my eyes
have passed it thanklessly a thousand.

Shiva, what’s your hundred-faceted reality?
How can we enter completely across spacetime?

Can you see? That sky blue beyond nimbi
holds a whole moon.

item #2149

title: sky blue
form: sonnet
index: nathan g. wiley

Nathan G. Wiley is a professional musician in the Oklahoma City area. He is a recent graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in applied technologies. His work has most recently appeared in New Plains Review.