What is it that holds the world together?
What are the invisible sticky forces?
Human realm of thought and feeling.
Material realm of spaces and substance that reaches
too far and yet is close as touch.
Mother and child.
Eyes across a room holding fast.
Stars in grand arrangements.
What binds and repels in this mystery
of coming together?
Energy at the core of all things
Belonging beyond connection.
The distance of loss as far
as the farthest star.
The world in consciousness.
Consciousness in the world.
Aligned and crooked.
Inward vastness and the reaches
of the universe.
This the human privilege of thinking about
all that binds, and twists and sticks fast
and bleeds love in the quest
to contain it all.