The worm

The Unknown is

the worm that lurks

inside us all,

and moves and hides

and finds its way

to the parts vulnerable

and to the spaces unexpected,

moving silent and stealthy

and feeding all the time on

expectation and fear.


But the Unknown is also

the symbiotic worm,

dependent on its host

to look for the future

and exist on the

meal of expectation

from which it too

draws nourishment

as it finds its form in

the great striving

of what might be.