In Between

Lying here on the floor
sunlight streaming through the window
my arm rests against wood…
a chair leg strangely accommodating

the breeze is soft…
everything is very calm…
this day will go on forever

Outside, Nature is Mother,
Sky is blue, insects are busy,
flowers are pollinating their last gasp
Clear, warm air
Life is unfolding its seasons
Birdsong is everywhere

While deep within the cycle
Arguelles once wrote
Everything has a mother…
The mother of all things is unborn space.

Between heaven and earth,
before time whisks me forward
in its vital, hungry claws
my breath flows outward
into this moment where
the breeze is soft
everything is very calm
and this day will go on forever

1999