atoms share electrons
strength in community
and we are mostly
as if it mattered
out of motion
and we are planets
a central sun
caught in its pull
but free to flow
For Merril at dVerse, who asks us to write about connections.
Weirdly, Brendan at earthweal is thinking about connections and entanglements, too.
I think there may be more to come on this.
I love how you focus on the space… sometimes we feel so close despite being apart.
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A compelling look at connections and connecting!
I love the flow from atoms to space–and empty space within and without. A lovely, thoughtful take on the prompt.
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This is incredibly stellar writing, Sarah 😀 I love how you focus on the many aspects of space and how everything is ultimately related. ❤️
Beautiful, all of us just atoms and energy, spinning around……
I really like what you did here, Sarah. All the connections and yet freedom also
It’s all connected 🙂
such a scientific and philosophical flow. i can smell some more lines. 🙂 beautiful
This got me thinking, you’ve connected everything!
This entangled web of life and energy is visible only in its affect — an invisible system complete only when we name it so, reflect with surprise how we revolve and evolve in it. Great connection poem, entangled up in you’s. -b
I like the way you begin on the microscopic scale then end on the cosmic, as the two states of being mirror one another and are also mirrored in the way we live our lives!
Perfect progression from micro to macro, Sarah, from individual to community, sharing. We are indeed ‘planets orbiting a central sun’ – I’m glad you end with the freedom to flow, which made me think of rogue planets, individuals roaming space, hooking up when they feel like it.
I like this combination of connection and entanglement. “We are mostly empty space”– but how it overflows. (K)
Free to flow, remaining connected. The secret to living.
It’s all been said, but I found this so satisfying, the irrefutable evidence that everything is connected.