Sunday, April 10, 2011

Soul Lines














Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser


How do you know that I am not

your great grandmother

or that one day I will not be

your grandson?


Maybe I have been a camel

and you, a chimpanzee.


If I am ever a bird,

I pray that I am gifted

a far better voice.


They speak of the Seventh Generation –

Our need to protect this land,

these waters,

the air we breath

for them –


the unborn.


What if we are to be the Seventh Generation


come again,


re-birthed?


Am I stealing in this life from

the body that will

carry me in the next?


Two-legged?

Four-legged?

Finned?


I think it would be best if we

were all spiders

at least once.


Perhaps that’s what it takes

to understand


how interconnected,


delicate,


and miraculous


the Web.


© 2011-2012/Jamie K. Reaser

From "Re-Union: Coming Home to Each Other (a work in progress)

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