We are one/We are many/We are part of the flow
Of wide running rivers to the oceans’ great hold.
The force that enkindles intuitive sight
Connects us to stars in the vast, cosmic night
As well as the smallest of lichens that grows
At the roots of a redwood’s gargantuan folds.

We’re enlivened by breath—all who are born
Embodying spirit in physical form.
Each particular life is a wave filled with light
That surges towards sun then sinks into night.

We’re a torrent of voices/Yet silence proclaims
We are all multi-facets
Of the Ineffable Name.

Published in Poems