Dogs 2010

DOTS NOT ADRIFT
(4/29/10)


nothing exists
in a vacuum
so laugh
you clown bastard
laugh

connections
must be made
executions
must be stayed

we all
want to see
a simple
singular
point
of explanation
but relationships abound
strings of circumstance
web the works
and complicate
our concerns

try
to pluck
one pebble
without rippling
the relational water
in that pernicious pond
of cosmological
and quantum
quandary

Eckhart
used to say
that all places
are here
and all time
is now
long before
we saw gravity
strum the guitar steel
of long ago starlight
and sub-atomic particles
wink in and out
of existence
like soap bubbles

observations
probably ill afforded
on a bishop's
wage

the next time
that you mischance
a step into
bird shit
think
of insects eaten
flowers pollinated
shoots sprouted
seeds scattered
soil enriched
waters receded
Earth warmed
Sun ignited

and

ancient
stars exploded
simply
to fill
the void