a kaleidoscope of phrases
twisting gems <> colored
auras he reads
like the back of his hand
a soul cross–|–es his path <>
reflecting angles / \ the world shaped
in brilliant – insight(ing) –
truths lost to most / \
fitting perfectly /\\ asymmetrical \
(& real) together
for a breath
he twists a new inc(l)andescent
image patterned in colors and shapes
(words & phrase)
<> gems & angles / \
A cryptic (just because) note on the inspiration for this piece: This isn't quite my first time writing on this subject and to be truthful, the gems and angles were not so easy for me to see initially. But like a kaleidoscope that promises something sparkly and new with each turn, I found myself re-turn-ing again and again for a glimpse inside until the pattern finally took shape.
On unearthing titles: So this is one of those rare occasions where the title began to unfurl as the idea and first lines began to creep into (and swirl around in) my brain. With the idea of the kaleidoscope, came an odd array of other thoughts. The old fashioned picture movie devices (mutoscope) that was a mechanical version of a flip book where sequential images were set in a wheel that was turned by a hand crank as you peered through the a single lens with a hood. These were coin operated devices. The next thought that popped was the idea that when at an arcade, the next player would put a quarter (or token) on the game as a way of claiming the next game. And so somehow these two ideas merged to bring about the title here in.
An aside: I highly doubt these last three days are any indicator in the future frequency of my posts, but is nice to write...to feel the pencil glide across paper...as to the smiles that light up upon completion of a piece. Maybe my lack of motivation has been vanquished or maybe this is just a break in the cloudy skies that have dampened my desire to write. Who's to say, but time.