Sunday, February 22, 2015

Back to the Sea

author’s note:

“All of me, why not take all of me?”
       -- from the song by Gerald Marks & Seymour Simons


This conflict started
when the first cell split

thereby creating friction
as the two new cells
jockeyed for position

then when those two broke
into two apiece
the heat increased

and continued to rise
as life continued
to divide.

Now the planet nearly boils--

the oceans swell
and threaten
to overwhelm us all:

soon, we may be totally adrift
--in this new freedom, we'll lose
   all stable points
   of reference.

Hard to know where you are
in the sea, because
you can bob up and down
apparently stationary, for months
or even years

while secretly
the waters shift you
hundreds or thousands of miles:

you don't tell the current what to do
the current tells you!

On the other hand...

maybe we truly belong
back in the Green Mother's loving arms.

But be prepared for ego to go

because in the ocean
you can lose the bindings
of your personal boundaries

then your feeling sense may stretch
downward through the depths--
may extend

until you find me and I find you

and a few billion other people

creating a bond, a blend

until I'm uncertain where I end

and where you and you and you begin:

we'll all become part of something
that has no parts--

we'll be in synch--one mammoth heart.

Wonderful--but scary too
to lose myself in you

and you and you and you--

to fully live the truth of this life:

a truth we struggled so hard to ignore
through the dry millennia--

afraid of what our heart would tell us...

a truth we may now finally accept
as we try to cool our rising waters.

© 2015, Michael R. Patton
myth steps: the blog

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