If I don’t try to behold the Universe,
to see how the Universe holds me,
I will be a pinball in the game of life:
ever-reacting, trying to ring bells
and not fall into holes.
What if I’m a bird in an ever-growing
forest? Or a wave in a bottomless ocean?
Or a root in a soil that I can’t see?
If the soul is a window—
How to keep the window clean?
How to open the window?
How to go outside and
still be inside?