Where is Earth anchored?
By gravity to a star bigger than heat can imagine.
Where is that star anchored?
On the slender arm of a whirling galaxy,
joined with suns it takes old men lifetimes to count.
Then where is this great galaxy anchored?
In a neighborhood of others like it, with yards
of mystery stretching between them.
But where is this cohesion of stellar networks anchored?
In the mind willing to cut loose the anchor.
We are the beat love arrives in. We are the pulse that
gives it moments of true expansion. Our lifetime together
can be a struggle to rein it in, or
a party uncontainable — there is no anchor
on the liberty to choose one way or the other.
No floor. No ceiling. The Earth, a round being,
spins on even while we're yawning, sighing, sobbing,
striving, dancing together or apart... Steady roundness
with no actual beginning or end point, and no pedestal
on which to sigh and rest, or snap a selfie with
her seven billion selves. What makes this meaningful
is You, tuning in.
#cosmic #openmind #openmyworld #galaxy