Microcosms

Paramecium move through swirling immensities
while amoebas engulf diamond-shaped beings
Hydras drift in fluids they sacrcely see
while ciliates whip like frenzied spermatozoa
& algae suck up solar energy

The stuff of science fiction
or tales from a planet far away?

No – just small parts of a miracle
much nearer:
the sea moves in us even this day



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Sound File Hear the author read this poem. Sound File
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Jules: We live in a world of magic.
Soo: Yeah, and comprehend on a fraction of its beauty.
Elijah: . . . or terror. All our notions are petty against the backdrop of space and time.