How to Classify an Experience as Holy
Zones of uncommon stillness,
all sound extinguished in one wave,
as fire flattens under sand.
But not nothing. An energy living
in air, a vacuum, a vortex.
Often, light. Great clouds of radiance
ballooning around a human,
an animal, a tree, a hill.
Elements trading characteristics.
Water forming walls and floors,
skin giving way to gold or salt.
An inner collapse, an easy release.
Frequently, levitation. A lightening,
a lessening slicing into anatomy, armor.
Bliss whistling through the heart.