It is in our veins, and yet we have not said, not shared
enough of who and what we are
of how we came to be – to be conscious –
not enough of soul, of spirit, what it is that we strive for
those of us lucky enough to dream.

Not enough of elemental roots, connections
which link us to the source of time, the dust of stars
from which we’ve come – not enough
of birth, of spirit made flesh, molecular
bonding, deoxyribonucleic acid.

What is this to be inspired? To be moved by beauty, art
theatre, dance, painting, sculpture, music, song,
the human voice, the human body, ecstasy, heights we aspire to
What is this life? This Now?

© Steve Walter 2008