Poetry – Cosmic Breath

Cosmic Breath

The cosmic breath of my dreams

Rides the solar flares

To eternity.

Timeless atoms


With energy

Are time machines

Powered on desire

Opher 27.5.99

I loved the idea that atoms are forever (well almost). They go on and on.

All the water we drink is recycled. There are molecules of water in our body that have been in every single human beings body who ever lived. I’ve got molecules of water in my body that have been in Roy Harper, Captain Beefheart, Elvis, Martin Luther King, Attila the Hun, Hitler, Pol Pot. and Buddha (I could have gone on with a longer list).

Every breath we take is also full of atoms and molecules that have been in every single human beings body – (and plant and animal). It gives you some idea of the colossal number that we are talking about.

Atoms are like little  perpetual motion machines – time machines. They don’t wear out too quick (unless radioactive) and are simply recycled and reused. They are powered by the background heat. We drink, breathe and eat them in. We pee, shit and perspire them out for everyone else to use. It’s the ultimate Green Dream of sharing, harmony and recycling.

I like that.

I like the idea that atoms that have been part of my body, imbued with my will, dreams and aspirations will go on into the future almost forever. Maybe they will possess a little of myself – but that’s just me being fanciful.

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