ANATOMY LESSON

In the depths of my pelvis 
burns a spark. 

If I can reach that spark 
I’ll find the passage down 
down, into the cave 
of beginnings. 

Where limbs multiply. 

Where I see from every pore. 

Where life runs all 
around and through me. 

If I let myself be submerged 
I can embody this First Being  
and breathe into all  
our luscious dimensions. 

In my body lives this galaxy 
these billions of galaxies. 
Like the strands of my hair 
the cells of my blood. 

Every electron 
orbiting its sun. 

And me breathing 
in a figure eight.