Blink and Miss


I am a trillion entwining cells
Mirroring a billion stars at night
A seething mass of atoms
Playing darkness against light

I’m as fragile as bone china
And as solid as the earth
The brittle chill of winter
The warmness of a hearth

Boundless and finite
I’m simple yet complex
Right now and all eternity
All love and death and sex

Blink and you will miss me
In the whole great scheme of things
Here for a fragile moment
Pulling reality’s karmic strings

I’m vulnerable and precious
Yet despite life’s trials I thrive
Resilient, strong, enduring
Remaining expansively alive!

Infinite Universe

Silverleaves Beach at Sunset

I was born searching for my star and was offered this galaxy.
It was almost too much to cope with at times.
And me, just the tiniest speck amid this vast gathering.
Way too minute to register on the universal radar.
Insignificant. But, breathing all the same.
My steady lup dup heart mimicking
the pulsing of distant unknown stars.
Protons, electrons and neutrons circling each other.
Repelling, attracting, pinging.
All vying in a game of one-upmanship.
Different formula, same dance moves
conjuring up the next spontaneous combustion.
A big bang, a tiny pop. An apocalypse perhaps.
Every now and then an unexpected turbulence or, a devastation.
Perhaps a sixth dimension intervention.
Exquisite, ephemeral, eternal, ineffable.
I was born searching for my star, was offered this galaxy
and ended up with an infinite universe.