April 15, 2019 @ 8:59 AM






I will die today.

That is a certainty.

My heart will stop

under the white lights

in a single shocking moment.


They tell me

I will live again

and this murmur will be gone.






long thin legs

stretching out from a tiny body.


The legs tremble and the longest

reaches out to test the wall surface

the other seven contract and

the disjointed mandala moves

toward the ceiling.


The will and the energy

required to climb a wall

emanates from a tiny

unique, aware

point of consciousness

alive like everyone else in the room.