Friday, October 18, 2019

Somewhere within we seek
the breathing force in gaseous galaxies,
that seeks to know itself,
that forges itself in suns,
explodes into fiery planets,
cools to mirror itself
in polar ice and tropical pools,
and brings the mix to life,
from pulsing molecule to single cell,
then many, so that we and our children
will launch our craft, our selves,
to sail the gaseous galaxies,
seek the seeker,
know the knower,
whence we come.

Tom Keene
January 30, 1990