And all of a sudden it dawns on you
That we are not I nor they nor she but one
The eye of the sun pierces inward like a Conscience
Dew-diamonded eyelashes raining to our cheekbones as we blink
A stomachal ocean churns above, heart’s flutter feathering black between the blue
From cherry twigs of Guilt they tousle out a nest, the New
The clouded sea below crawls, beeps, mutters with us Thoughts
Flailing helpless dendrites between sidewalk shores of Memories
The unknowing neurons of the Earth
We skitter in our two dimensions, smashing
Blue headlights into beating chests too small to comprehend
They’re nothing but a single cell, a momentary Wonder,
A whisper of Doubt.
The dawn of Love will kill them
Like sickness dissipating in a late-spring sigh.
All images in this post taken by Anne Seaworthy in McMinnville, Oregon, USA.