not often visible


for Oliver Sacks

Do we learn to know ourselves
better in the moving or in the keeping still?

So much of each of us is unseen
like the luminous Universe that
so completely envelopes us.

So when you press the telescope
into my hands will I see more
than the rough satellite
you are sharing? Will I miss the
infectious enthusiasm you offer,
the call to peer into the mysterious,
the wonders that lay hidden
even as close as our clenched
fingers?

I ask, what are you prepared
to take away with you when
the wild winds come?

7-9-15 by c.m.brooks

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~ by christinambrooks on July 9, 2015.

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