What am I doing here?
What are the waves doing running? —
the grass doing growing?
What is the worm doing
making its hole? —
the sun glowing? — the stone
sitting unmoving. Remove
the stone: A shadow is missing.
The moon is making its circle.
A moth is emerging.
A mountain is shifting. A forest
is burning. A snake
is leaving its skin. A fig tree
is bearing. What am I doing here —
the waves running and hissing?
Dawn is doing its breaking.
The grass is growing.
A buttercup fills with light.
What am I doing? What am I making?
What is the stone doing? Making
its shadow. The worm is making its hole.
- May Swenson
Still getting used to being 29 years old.
Hoping this article is true.