Bee Smith – Chaos is Good News

Chaos is Good News

For Sioga

I say to you:
chaos is good news.
It is not just hood and noose.
It is the dance of atoms
longing for love,
a yelp of glee,
a shudder of release,
a constant choosing

of joy in the random
and the deliberate –
not in ignorance
of both hood and the noose,
nor as an antidote
to hood and noose –
just because
chaos makes joy.

I have news for you.
As there is darkness, so too
there is light. Even as the dark wave
of a floodwater high tide
engulfs you, chaos is also consciously,
gleefully rushing towards the empty space
to meet, exuberantly embrace every morsel
of tidal flotsam and jetsam.

All those found objects
the next day are the makings.
Chaos is good news.
It makes us makers whether
stories of storm and survival or
the quiet joy in purposeful making
using the random pieces of our self
that float beyond.

Bee Smith has subsidised her writing habit in many ways over the past three decades. Poems, short stories, creative non-fiction, have appeared in print publications in the USA, UK and Ireland; she current blogs as ‘The Crone from Corrogue.’ Ireland is her third country of residence where she rusticates in West Cavan. She teaches creative writing and is a member of the Art Council’s Writers in Prison panel.

Bee Smith facilitates Word Alchemy Creative Writing Workshops in West Cavan and is on the Irish Art Council’s Writers in Prisons panel. Her articles can be found widely across the blogosphere. She is the author of “Brigid’s Way: Celtic Reflections on the Divine Feminine” available as an ebook on Amazon. BrigidsWay.