Poem: Stillness

Here I stand, upright and still

The sun bears down upon me

The stillness is sublimely unnatural

No wonder He said, “Be still and know I am God.”

The wind blows.  The Earth rotates on its axis.

The Coriolis force ripples across the ocean.

Life is motion.  Absolute zero is stillness.

Infinite time rolls on (and over finite beings)

Yet in the moment I find stillness

I, one human being, one of many

Stop for a minute and marvel

At the utter motion of being

And stand still.

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