nothing much

28 Oct

It may seem as if not much is happening – beat –

But water gives me endless permission slips for observation.

Field notes on just water

could keep me busy and engaged from now until the end-

I’m enthralled with:

-the way it holds it shape inside clear glass

and sways back and forth, a uniform surface at the top,

when moved

-its invisibility in the air,

-its collection on surfaces,

marking lines of temperature demarcation

-its presence in my body,

making me an ocean in motion-

just to put a few notations into words.

How I choose to spend and expand my attention

is the only game, once seen.

The abstractions of the world: war, famine, words free then taken

from our use, words to sway, words to limit,

guilt, distraction, MY job, the persona(s) — all is dissolving

in the rain of my attention, placed elsewhere,

on something so intrinsic to life as to be unseen,

now performing a private dance for me

from every where.

2 Responses to “nothing much”

  1. Alison and Don October 30, 2019 at 3:43 am #

    Oh I love this! It gets right t the nub of it. “How I choose to spend and expand my attention
    is the only game, once seen.” It’s like a fish asking “what’s water?”
    Alison

    • marga t. November 13, 2019 at 4:20 pm #

      Love your ability to remind me of the fish eye view. x

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