the one that belongs to us or
the one high above another world,
a space within a space
or a land within a land,
another name for another sky,
a boundary line that separates
one from another,
one world, two worlds, or multi-worlds,
territories marked off by paces,
an exact delineation,
with permission to pass into another,
or an understanding of the nature of it,
a knowledge or superior intelligence,
or a presumption or a bewilderment,
or someone in the dark
wondering what we are;
if we are in another sky,
trapped inside another space
or not thinking at all.
We are scholars living on ground one,
starting to climb up to the summit,
into the shadow of the Almighty,
into our sky, then into another sky,
another space within a space
until we know all about the skies.
Then we will know something.
Robert Martin's writings have been published in Mature Years, Alive Now, Terror House Magazine, Wilderness House Literary Journal, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, and Literary Juice. Robert has won two Faith & Hope awards, and published two chapbooks. His main writing influence is Kahlil Gibran.