First Life On Earth


What are you discovering,

my child?


Being whole and



Sometimes I feel you like sunlight

growing me into a world where 

people awaken like ripening fruit 

and nakedness is more 

than being undressed.


And what do you find strange?


How now is spinning around a star.

How we see through black circles.

How the sky is heaven-blue in daylight

and open-dark at night.

How a flock of birds bursts into flight

all at once.