how many layers

how many dolls within dolls

how many surfaces

how many words

how much love

is within us?

i have looked only a small way inwards

(a few steps down)

and it felt like being lost in depths

of an ocean with no floor

just a huge space

with no light

apart from glistening forms

and when i come back to the surface

i could not describe to you what i felt

it’s like the embers of a firework

falling from a great height

and disappearing before they reach the ground

illusions (if that is what they are)

strange silent symbols