brain doing some interesting
slip-slide-glides anymore
not very sure
but may be related to aging
time-travel in my mind
and you are there
whether past, present or future
a quantum entanglement
yeah, i know
not meant to describe love
but it’s more a twinning
positive i’ve known you forever
and now
like einstein’s spooky action
i almost see you
because X marks the spot
oh, look, the shadow’s fading
forming a crystal-clear definition
and the cogwheels of my mind
creak to the music of time
while reaching out
across the light years of space
to see, and touch, your face…

(c) 2018 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)
IMAGE: today’s skytrail over the swamp





Week of dress rehearsals

On the cosmic stage

Meteors lighting up

Countless trails blazed


Planets whirling backwards

Magnetic storms arrive

Constellations stretch their legs

Stars come alive


Wandering down aisles of life

Seeking answers for my heart

Searching for the perfect soul

Existence needs a fresh start


Ah, the Moon, overshadowing the Sun

Interfering with the brightness of Earth

Astronomical reasons meaningless

When we question our lonely worth


Eclipses demand tribute

So we question all intentions

Who is real, who is true

Who is a self-invention


Wandering down aisles of life

Searching for my matching soul

Eclipses mean new beginnings

O, celestial bodies, make me whole…


© 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Full Solar Eclipse 1999 (Wikipedia)




Sometimes the talent doesn’t appear

Until age sculpts away the ego and fear


Son of Apollo and Calliope reborn

Worked at his craft, no time to mourn


One full moon night he found the power

Melodic tones delicate as a flower


Again he would seduce Hades and Persephone

And finally rescue his love Eurydice


Down to the Stygian Realm he traveled

Passing Cerberus he swiftly paddled


And there with gray hair and hands gnarled with age

He sang and played his love and rage


Music often dissolves the iciest heart

Hades would no longer keep them apart


The lovers left, holding hands

This time no caveat while leaving the darklands


Surfacing in woods lit from the dawn

Two old souls embraced and would live on


Magical music the curtain call

Perhaps it is true that love conquers all


© 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Orpheus and Eurydice, Anselm Feurbach 1869




Love, a legend like

Ponce de Leon’s

Fountain of Youth

Is it real?

If so, where is it?

Many claim to have found it

True love

Soul mate love

But they either

Refuse to share

The square where “X” is marked

Or they truly don’t know

How they stumbled upon it

Is it hidden in jungly vines?

Or among the towering pines?

Do gators protect it in prehistoric swamps?

Or does it snuggle under the coldest perma frost?

I drank out of a fountain a few times

But no, wrong one

Seems like there is some kind of karmic craziness

Knotting me to  “love” phantoms

No substance, as is needed, in life’s trek

Love, I guess, is truth for the fortunate few

But a legend for those of us

Who simply cannot decipher a map…


© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Ponce de Leon’s Exploration,





** scroll down for Diana Ross & the Supremes video**


People are always


The soulmate concept

I.E., my soulmate

May be the homeless man

Wrapped in a blanket on the sidewalk

Drinking from a bagged bottle

Or a child

Or a wildly inappropriate person

(according to my standards)

Someone I wouldn’t be caught

Dead or alive with

Maybe not a person

Maybe a protozoa

This time around

So in order to ignore that fact

And continue to search

For the one true love

Of one’s life

We eclecticize the myth

My favorite is the Greek playwright

Aristophanes’ Cartwheel People

Zeus split us up and we spend

An entire lifetime looking for that

Other half, our exact duplicate

Physically, not soulfully

Not putting it down

Eclecticizing, taking from

Multi-myths, rationalizing reasons

Why they look and act the way they do

Is a very human need for me and you

And so the definition of eclecticizing

According to me

Is to invent reasons why

Only the perfect match

Qualifies as soulmate

Me?  Well, I’ve accepted the microscopic

Protozoa this lifetime

He (it?) really has intense karma

Some day, we’ll be together…


**YouTube video Diana Ross & the Supremes


© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)