What is between us? and Aretha Franklin
It's said people are divided,
but what is between us?
A Marianas trench of some kind;
a hidden world of conditions so extreme
only barely recognizable and horrific lifeforms thrive.
Do we measure the space in microns or miles?
Amidst the immeasurable
galactic curtain of space
hidden in the absence of light,
nothing on this planet is truly so far.
Or is time between us?
Halcyon days or holocaust,
tribal paradise or valorous conquest,
modern or future,
all our lives only unfold in this moment.
Is it that in-between place?
The sacred pause dovetailing ebb and flow,
mortise and tenon,
inhale and exhale.
For some it is as far as life and death,
but none have reported,
the distance between body and spirit.
Can you tell me,
how do you measure ideas?
Because that is the only distance
we must bridge.
Inspired by Aretha Franklin, "Think"
"You need me
And I need you
Without eachother there ain't nothing people can do"
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