How To Explain Nothing And Everything All At Once

it’s become apparent
that my beliefs
belong to others

every thought
each action
triggered
by a past experience
something I’ve read
heard
or seen

there is nothing original
in being a non-conformist
for even that now
is simply conforming to non-conformity

this too does not originate
from me but from another

so perhaps it is not
in ideas
or language

that we are unique

it must be
in that other place
beyond words
beyond the edge of our skin
out in the far reaches
where what’s in the skull
is quiet for a moment

where we connect
with all that is
all that ever was
or ever will be

with the all of all

(D James)

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just like the movies

every movie
ends the same

fade to black
roll credits

people file out
of the theater
thinking about
the experience

every life
ends the same

fade to black
roll credits

people file out
of the funeral home
thinking about
the experience

what matters
are the memories
of the life lived

(D James)

everything everywhere all at once

right now
somewhere
a child is breathing
its first

and someone somewhere
is taking their last

right now
somewhere someone
has fallen
and another has risen

somewhere a storm rages
somewhere a gentle breeze

right now
someone is speaking hate
and somewhere else
someone
is falling in love

in this moment
all over the world
life is happening

and all the things
before
and all that will come
after

from before the big bang
to after the big crunch
is all connected

whether we experience it
or not

we are everything
and everywhere

all at once

(D James)