Thursday, March 1, 2018

Epiphany on Davis Drive

Epiphany: a sudden, intuitive perception of
or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something,
usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace
occurrence or experience. 
Some days while driving,
Looking at the same things
I’ve seen for years,

I’m hit by fleeting visions
Of existing in the universe,
Of belonging in this world.

That wispy cloud above
Is water brought by comets
Eons in the past.

The oak trees, ashes, pines
Lining the street in shady rows
Share the same biology as me.

Crows in flocks on lawns
Are feathered cousins,
Links to distant dinosaurs.

Bees alive on flowers,
The breeze that blows,
All part of Mother Earth.

For one ecstatic moment
I know I’m not alone
And never was alone.

®2018 John I. Blair, 2/18/2018

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