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luminousmetamorphosis.jpg
Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2019

A

 

LUMINOUS METAMORPHOSIS

 

ON

 

MALLORY SQUARE

 

 

by Dr. Mel Waldman  

 

 

A

luminous metamorphosis on Mallory Square

 

strangers

darting & flitting

 

or

rushing slowly

 

within

the wild efflorescence & divine rhapsody of light

 

 

 

&

gold eyes drink the opalescence of celestial design

 

&

an eerie paradox

 

a

cornucopia of chaos & dazzling illumination

 

 

 

 

&

visionary eyes swallow a sweet phantasmagoria

 

beneath

the vastness of the red sun

 

inside

the invisible Circle of Un-Reality

 

 

 

&

soon I watch the others who watch me too

 

with

love & peace

 

not

paranoia

 

 

 

time-out

from

 

the

troubles of humanity

 

 

 

strangers

in sync dreaming & waiting for transcendence

 

&

watching the hypnotic sun

 

drop

into the Gulf of Mexico

 

&

disappear

 

 

&

I vanish too

 

within

a luminous metamorphosis   my mystical death

 

 

 

&

nearby

 

at

Zero Duval Street

 

my

phantom alter ego

 

sits

at the Sunset Pier

 

at

the Ocean Key House

 

shrouded

in preternatural light

 

waiting

for a metaphysical re-union

 

the

marriage of spirit & flesh

 

after

death

 

an

everlasting resurrection

 

 

 

Dr. Mel Waldman is a psychologist, poet, and writer whose stories have appeared in numerous magazines including HARDBOILED DETECTIVE, ESPIONAGE, THE SAINT, PULP METAL MAGAZINE, and AUDIENCE. His poems have been widely published in magazines and books including A NEW ULSTER, CLOCKWISE CAT, CRAB FAT LITERARY MAGAZINE, ESKIMO PIE, INDIANA VOICE JOURNAL, LIQUID IMAGINATION, THE BROOKLYN LITERARY REVIEW, BRICKPLIGHT, SKIVE MAGAZINE, ODDBALL MAGAZINE, PABLO LENNIS, POETRY PACIFIC, POETICA, RED FEZ, SQUAWK BACK, SWEET ANNIE & SWEET PEA REVIEW, THE JEWISH LITERARY JOURNAL, THE JEWISH PRESS, THE JERUSALEM POST, HOTMETAL PRESS, MAD SWIRL, HAGGARD & HALLOO, ASCENT ASPIRATIONS, YELLOW MAMA, THE BITCHIN’ KITSCH, SOUL-LIT, TWO DROPS OF INK, and NAMASTE FIJI: THE INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY. A past winner of the literary GRADIVA AWARD in Psychoanalysis, he was nominated for a PUSHCART PRIZE in literature and is the author of 11 books.



Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2019