Other side

magical loss of ancient habitats
silent tradition inscribed in heraldry
the inherence of symbols is absolute

from deep within the surfaces arise
already wearing inner senescence
worn-out shapes of anguish or calm
rising through the darkness
displacing order
a constant slow insurgence
and clawing back of the current
a surge of light from the deep

constant alarms dictate attention
the waiting queues of neurons
fire out of sequence