Heart Dance

“The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility.” — Olivia Goldhill, QuartzMedia 1

“You’re gonna put me out of a job here.” —Tom Petty to the crowd singing Breakdown at the Fillmore.

I sympathize with your need

to grasp power, the belief

that you are separate and alone.

The scientists taught you well,

taking apart bodies like matryoshka dolls

nesting whole within each other,

each piece smaller,

down to the tiniest particle

to say, now we have you!  Now

we name you.  Now we know you.

Oblivious to the obvious.

Chasing after power and separating

are distractions.  They will keep you busy,

empty, hopeful,

good consumers of ever expanding

piles of worthless crap.

We poets know this life is a dance,

that you are dreamed into being

by trees, the brilliant sunrise,

vast oceans and starstruck skies.

To find power, you must put together,

open your heart to the connection:

that quantum entanglement

stretching beyond space and time,

love that infuses our microbiota,

streams from the distant stars

wraps you in wholeness

with all of your cousins:

the rocks, the flowers,

music, laughter,

tears, and of course

wolves and bears and people

of every color and creed.

When scientists become poets,

where do we go

like shooting stars across the horizon

together at last?

Inspired by The Daily Word Prompt: sympathize

1 https://qz.com/1184574/the-idea-that-everything-from-spoons-to-stones-are-conscious-is-gaining-academic-credibility/


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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

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