2018 06 24
The poet composes prophetic scripture
presenting ontology of the world view
the pastor preaches to the congregation,
teaching them about the mystery of life.
The singular eye of light flashes bright
from core of nothing to be everything
flaring forth into galaxies of suns
which nurture worlds to bloom organic life.
Sparks of light link in triangles of quarks
that spin strings of energy in tight spirals
to compose protons and neutrons in atoms
which connect in spirals of winding genes.
Electrons orbit in spiraling pulse
around flashing nucleus of the atom,
springing in shells from core of the proton
to weave molecules into conscious cells.
Each atom spirals electrons in shells,
requiring two base sparks in every layer,
two sparks in the first, plus six in the second,
plus ten in the third, to balance strict spin.
Carbon that forms base of organic life
contains two electrons in the first shell,
and four electrons in the second shell,
so it connects all other atoms together.
Lipid molecules weave polar membrane
embedding proteins in fluid mosaic
that shimmers elastic matrix of tubules
to protect cytoskeleton of cells.
Carbon weaves molecules in chromosomes
which sparkle with the content of our souls
and replicate themselves in metaphase
as centromeres confect kinetochores.
We transform from the Eye of the First Mother
when sperm sparks egg to replicate gene coils
which mutate into tetrapods with brains
who open eyes to dream ourselves alive.
I stand on the shore of the flowing river
and see sun heating rain drops in wet soil
that spark seeds to grow into trees of fruit
as I breathe wind and sing sweet love I feel.
I design letters to imitate things
which translate sounds I speak to signify
objects with qualities that perform actions
so I can describe world of things I sense.
I stand before the crowd of silent people
and sing the vision of my dreaming brain
so we all perceive the same universe
and eat fruit of truth from the tree of life.