Poem

Fluvial Life

We are
Floating
In the ephemeral expanse
Vast
Infinite
A cottony atmosphere
Leaden and electrical
Thunder like a heartbeat
Pounds
Reverberates

I am
Falling
Being
Born
My coos splashes the senses
As my body is carried
To the bedrock of my crib
Safe
Swaddled
Secure

My consciousness
Awakens
My senses springs out
Stimulus trickling to me
And my laughter ripples out
My voice torrents away
Flowing life
Swirling eddies of interest
Channel my spirit
Onward

I join with others
Playing
Frolicking
Running around stones
Jumping into the air
Tumbling down hills
My life grows wider
As does my awareness
Still joining
Others

My friends and I
Growing
Learning
Join still others
Streams of others
Settling down
Flowing slower
Calm and smooth
But sometimes
Angry and tumultuous

We are
A community of billions
Flowing wide
Slow
Purposeful
Knowing the force of life
If not the meaning
Striving onward
Constantly seeking
Unity

We are Divinity
We are an ocean of life
Each a drop of the whole
Interconnected
Interdependent
Cohesive
Powerful
Loved
Love
All

I am
Lighter than a feather
Drifting upward
Toward the Light
The Sun
Fading from sight
Rejoining in the ephemeral
Expanse
For now
We await
Rebirth