So far inside boundlessness
Beyond words and ideas
Dwelling in wholeness.
Empty of selfhood
Brimming with fullness
Interconnected beyond belief.
Beyond, gone gone way beyond
Emerging spontaneously from silence
Into the cacophony of life.
Equal wholeness of beginning and ending
I merge with oneness and am myself again.
Seamless soft sand, a roaring sea
Featureless, smooth sky
Gray fog obscurity.
Godwits in tawny plumage, gulls wrapped in clouds
Forage in the margins, each doing
Their dance with the tide.
Brought in daily from somewhere
Nowhere at all, the ocean’s graveyard
A detrital line of gifts from the sea.
Reminders of our frailty
Here just for a moment
Breathing in the long now.
Following a line of pelicans following waves
I traverse the arc of my own disappearance
And am gone before I know it.