BREATHING ROOM

Black board

Hear the chalk scraping
on the black board of Life

Tapping out equations,
permutations
the universe of all possibilities

Matter and Energy
Thought and Will
exert influence
converging, merging
moving through

See how
this plus that
times this
Equals
then subtracts
erases

Start again
more permutations
emerging, evolving
disappearing

Stand and watch
Listen
Tap, tap, tap
writes the chalk
until it too disappears
worn down by time
the Eraser
leaving only film,
a trace of residue
fine chalk dust

Until there is only You
and the blank black board

You
the Possible
the passing of Time

You
solid, strong
standing on the Ground

Testimony
to what is
and has always been

Infinity itself

--Patrice Ficken, March 17, 2017