• Lorraine Johnson

[82] To Be One

Where the horizon meets the land, water and the sky—

that's where the naivety of humanity lies

To be a bird or a fish or a rock or all that we touch—

even smell, taste and see

is the one biggest story still trying to be seen.

Become still, become still

for maybe—just maybe—the feeling will set in

so a lifetime of harmony can finally be found

in the moment of a glance—

in the leaves of a tree standing on the land

in the fin of a creature living deep in the sea

in the wings of a bird soaring in the sky

in the eyes of one looking at the other,

as life passes by.