If you go looking for patterns you will find them
Not because they are there but because
You will them to be
A river over time will corrode into the earth
A sketch seen from space
With an expanding system
Determined by various factors we ignore and
Only see that the river’s fingers creep out
Like the neurons in our brains
Or the veins keeping us together
Surely these networks or links
By coincidence also look like
The roots and branches of a tree
Is it an earthly code
Or just the combination of
Do not read too far in and forget
That words were created by humans
Which are made of atoms
The same as a word
Made of letters
Made of ink or pixels
Made of atoms
Have a laugh with a co-worker in the back room.
Share a glance with a stranger waiting in line for food.
Stay up all night with your friends.
Reminisce your childhood with your parents.
Whisper something you have never said to your lover.
Give a cheeky wink to an overactive toddler.
Help an elderly person with their shopping.
Give a nod to a driver to say thanks for stopping.
You can never know what everyone is thinking
Does not mean there is any less meaning.
As much as hiding away from the world sounds ideal
The shared moments in my life have felt more real.
Some might say I fell
The word is too quick for what really happened
It was as if a time lapse was taken
Over several months
And I just forgot about the things
That were important to me at fifteen
I’m trying find that place in my brain
That saw possibility
And power in words
Mostly the power it embedded in me
I’m resigned to what I am
Or at least finding that out every day