Mineral Vegetable Animal

Inside a rock

Dark, dense, dead

Or a beating heart

Of David

How can that stone not be alive

It knew Michaelangelo

Wanting to be released

Inside the forest

Of immense sequoias pumping

Forest breath breathing

Damp soil, nuzzling rain

Hushing green shade

It always comes back


To inside you and me

One day

Seeing all or nothing

Or like David, a beating heart

Syncopating rainbows

Bursting over the world