Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cellular Memory

Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

I wrote you a poem
last night
upon a shard
of memory.

These tiny cells of mine
resonate with the primordial
whisperings of
kindred dust.

Every part of me
has been something else
that embodied

The veins of this crimson maple leaf
may share an identity
with a past or future

"Tangible intimacy with the world,"

says the tree who
witnesses my rebirths,

"begins with gratitude
for the forgotten lives
that give you life."

(c) 2011-2013/Jamie K. Reaser
Published in "Sacred Reciprocity: Courting the Beloved in Everyday Life" (