witness

Tat Tvam Asi

I chant between protons: prayers
spinning on subatomic wheels
elegies of the One Electron
sparkling across emptiness unreal

It's sitting across from itself
in endless grey cafés sipping coffee,
grinding the coffee, moulding the mug,
giving birth to the bean in agony;

It's arguing with itself over nothing,
just for the fun of it: who was wrong,
whose note resonates clearer, whose pain
lingers longest where it doesn't belong;

and the neutron wheels are buttercups
sunlit innocent uncertain and mortal
I am a structure of delicious isolation
unravel me to find an unexpected portal

It's a storm of blood through flesh
glittering and heaving organs wracked
by chemical lightning, shaking bone branches
crackling, wind-dancing, mind-connected

shivering down to the galaxies between quarks
it weeps and mumbles prayers in void alone
wandering through nanosecond universes
it finally finds a way to follow me home