signs of life

photo by shf / seattle / 2024

blazing footprints assemble

in urgent lines and surging spirals,

in waves of grace and jolts of retrogression,

insistent that journey is beauty,

wherever it starts, wherever it ends,

pure, pulsing message of curves and angles,

geometric elegance of yearning,

universal voyage

from canyon to cloud to cosmos,

astrology of will and wit and wonder,

remnants for imaginators,

who discern the design

from its traces in their dreams.