May 6, 2009
As I look up I recognize infinity
Spreading itself above me
Curving behind Western mountains.
Allowing the sun to deliver a dazzling farewell of color
In perfect harmonious blends across its canvass.
The Earth shrinks to a mere pebble
And I, a grain of sand
My worries, dust…
Blown away by the magnificence of perspective.
Reflective thought within my infinite mind
Spins on its invisible axis.
I was made in this image
Through faith, willed into being.
No separation here, no parallel either.
Only a demand of co-existence and a willful submission
To the laws of the infinite universe
That I swallowed up billions of years ago,
And which lives in me
And births its miracles through me.
Looking up into the blackness,
The colorful spectacle long came to an end,
I am looking at me.
The beginning, the forever, the black woman,