02 April 2006

Transparent things on the Tree of Life

"When we concentrate on a
material object, whatever its situation,
the very act of attention may lead
to our involuntarily sinking
into the history of that object."

a human branch eyes an object

at one thin layermoment

an imaginary line drawn
between eye and object

and the human's radial ontology
lighting up
with stories about that object

stories it's incarnating
in the present
or may incarnate
in the future

or may have incarnated
in the past
(whence N warns)