The Color of Zero

Zero nests in between
darkness and light–
the black snake of the enso–
ouroboros consuming itself,
surrounded by circles
of white waves that are all
colors condensed
into the vision of none.

The emptiness of white
is contained in the deep vast
eternity of black–
an uneasy balance of possibility
ready to step into the abyss
like the fool.

Zero is the harlequin of innocence
wearing the mask of either/or–
comedy and tragedy opposing
but always joined–

a placeholder, not grey,
not veiled, but reflecting
an infinity that can be
seen only in relationship,
that when multiplied becomes
both more of what
it is and more of what
it is not.

Dusklight and dawnlight hover
on the border of uncertainty–
the hidden rainbow
and the vast uncolorable
center of waiting
that is
the cosmic
mind.

For the dVerse prompt of synesthesia, provided by Grace.

30 thoughts on “The Color of Zero

  1. I love this, Kerfe: I’m fascinated by the concept of zero. I especially love your ending:
    ‘the vast uncolorable
    center of waiting
    that is
    the cosmic
    mind.’
    In this cosmic nothingness, we are all one.

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  2. My goodness this is good! I love; “The emptiness of white is contained in the deep vast eternity of black–
    an uneasy balance of possibility ready to step into the abyss like the fool.”💝

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  3. Wow. This is incredible, K.

    “the black snake of the enso–
    ouroboros consuming itself”

    I also really loved that line, that was such vivid imagery. I love how you describe the in-between of colors, however opposite but joined. Really brilliant poetry, I always enjoy reading your work. Keep writing on. ❤

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